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Man convicted of beating wife

on October 10, 2013 10:20 AM

LANCASTER (AP) — A central Pennsylvania man has been convicted for beating his wife when she didn’t address him as “sir” in front of their kids.

Lancaster County prosecutors say Dan Kirby Kopp, 49, of Ephrata, routinely beat his wife with a wooden paddle or his hand when he believed she was disrespectful.

The Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era reported that Kopp’s wife used an iPhone to videotape a September 2012 beating that was shown to jurors. The video shows the 6-foot-5, 230-pound Kopp beating her with a paddle for not addressing him with “yes, sir.”

Kopp was convicted of misdemeanor stalking and harassment. He was sentenced Tuesday to one to 23 months in prison and one year of parole and has been ordered to stay away from his now-estranged wife.

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