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Anna Benson, estranged wife of former MLB pitcher, pleads guilty in assault case, gets 15 years' probation

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(CBS/AP) MARIETTA, Ga. - Cobb County District Attorney's officials say Anna Benson, the estranged wife of a former MLB pitcher, has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and weapons charges.

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District Attorney's spokeswoman Kim Isaza said Tuesday that the 37-year-old Benson pleaded guilty to being armed with a gun when she went to Kris Benson's suburban Atlanta home July 7, 2013, and demanded $30,000 from him.

A judge ordered Benson to serve 15 years of probation and complete in-patient psychiatric treatment and follow-up care.

Isaza says Anna Benson was wearing a bullet-proof vest and carrying a metal baton at the time of the incident.

Anna Benson was featured on the VH-1 show "Baseball Wives" and Kris Benson pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates, the New York Mets, the Baltimore Orioles, the Texas Rangers, and the Arizona Diamondbacks between 1999 and 2010.

Kris Benson reportedly filed from divorce from Anna in March 2012 and a judge ordered her to vacate the couple's home by June 3. The couple has three children together.

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