DALLAS — A jury in Denton County’s 211th District Court has sentenced sales rep Sam Alexander Jr. to 10 years probation for the aggravated assault of his wife, Jennifer, last October.
Alexander, an independent sales representative at the International Apparel Mart here, was indicted in January on two felony counts of aggravated assault and aggravated sexual assault. He was acquitted of the aggravated sexual assault charge during the trial last week.
The jury heard two days of testimony in the punishment phase of the trial and deliberated for five hours before announcing the sentence Tuesday night. Terms of the probation are due to be announced in court Aug. 1.
Alexander could not be reached for comment. Officials at Votre Nom, the primary collection in his showroom at the International Apparel Mart, did not return phone calls seeking comment. Alexander also shows Paolo Santini, a leather line based in Tempe, Ariz., and Semplice La Moda knitwear, a division of Simply Smart in Lubbock, Tex.
"I’d like to talk to Sam and see what it all means," said Kent Smart, president of Simply Smart. "It is a really unfortunate situation and I can’t believe it is happening. It’s the last thing I need. I’m sure these unfortunate things have an adverse affect on everybody."
A spokesman for the International Apparel Mart said the firm had no comment on the case.
Jennifer Alexander, said she was pleased with the judgement.
"You go in feeling as a victim and you leave feeling a victim, but also that some good was done,’’ she said. "People know that Sam is a convicted felon for beating his wife with his hands for over two hours. It will never be over for me. I for the rest of my life will carry a weapon.’’
The couple, whose divorce is pending, has an 18-month-old son.
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