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Grammy-nominated gospel artist James Fortune turned himself in to the Fort Bend County jail just after 6pm Monday.

Fortune accepted a plea deal in early March for a third degree felony charge of assaulting his wife. He was sentenced to five years of probation plus five days in jail. He must also serve 175 hours of community service, complete a “batterer’s intervention” program and stay away from his wife.

In court, a prosecutor read a victim impact statement from Fortune’s wife in which she wrote, “I hope in all of this you get help. Serious help. Although this probation might be like a slap on the wrist, I hope you look at it as a moment to better yourself and change something within you for your future.”

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