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Mayor acquitted of domestic violence

Posted: 5:10 PM, Sep 09, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-09 17:10:54-04

Domestic violence charges against Olmsted Falls Mayor Ann Marie Donegan were dismissed Wednesday.

Donegan was charged with aggravated menacing, menacing and domestic violence in connection with a family argument with her 11-year-old son at her home on Aug. 2.

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A Berea Municipal Court judge dismissed the charges after hearing testimonies from Donegan's children Wednesday.

According to court documents, the plaintiff "failed to provide evidence," said a Berea Municipal Court official.

Donegan released the following statement: "My son means the world to me. I categorically deny all charges. I look forward to clearing this up and ask for your compassion, respect and privacy during this difficult time."

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