Metro Atlanta Man Sentenced to 30 years in Attack on Ex-Wife

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Posted at 4:00 PM, Jun 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-02 16:00:00-04

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Cobb County prosecutors say a man convicted of assaulting his ex-wife and harassing her from jail has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

District Attorney's spokeswoman Kim Isaza says 50-year-old Lee Elvis Veasley pleaded guilty on Monday to four counts each of: aggravated assault and aggravated battery; two counts of aggravated sodomy; aggravated sexual battery; and false imprisonment.

Prosecutors say Veasley locked his ex-wife inside his apartment in January 2014, tied her to a bedframe and burned her with a screwdriver that he heated with a cigarette lighter.

The woman got a restraining order against Veasley and prosecutors say he arranged for a box containing a threatening note and a live rat to be sent to her while he was in the Cobb County jail.