JACKSON, Mich. - The wife of Flyers forward Mike York was found guilty of assaulting her sister-in-law during a fight at a family gathering last Labor Day.
Aimee York was ordered to pay $595 in fines and costs by Jackson County District Judge R. Darryl Mazur. The misdemeanor is punishable by up to 93 days behind bars, but York was not sentenced to jail time.
"I believe she decked her sister-in-law and a cat fight ensued," Mazur ruled after a bench trial.
The judge also found York's sister-in-law, Julie Cousino, guilty of assault .
Aimee York and Julie Cousino both described a hair-pulling, kicking, punching brawl on the kitchen floor. York testified she was defending her father after Cousino and her husband Eric ganged up on him during a heated argument.
The judge ruled that York attacked first, without justification, and called Julie Cousino "the most credible witness."
Mike York, who was traded to the Flyers from the New York Islanders last season, was not in court Friday, and was not at the Labor Day gathering. *