Originally created 05/16/03

Hawks' Robinson guilty on domestic battery, assault charges



MARKHAM, Ill. -- Atlanta Hawks forward Glenn Robinson was found guilty Thursday on domestic battery and assault charges for shoving his former fiancee in her house last July.

He was found not guilty on a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm, said Jerry Lawrence, a spokesman for the Cook County state attorney's office.

Jurors deliberated about two hours after testimony ended in the trial, Lawrence said. Robinson was expected to be sentenced later Thursday.

Prosecutors said Robinson went to the Chicago Heights home of Jonta French, his ex-fiancee and mother of his daughter, and pushed and threatened her, demanding to know where she put a pistol he had left there. Robinson apologized publicly at the time.

In February, a judge issued a warrant for Robinson's arrest because he missed a hearing in the case. The warrant was set aside when Robinson later appeared in court.