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Paralysed Bond stuntman Eddie Kidd's wife admits assault

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Jul 04, 2013 | 8:05pm EDT

The estranged wife of paralysed former James Bond stuntman Eddie Kidd has pleaded guilty to assaulting the wheelchair-bound star ahead of her impending trial. Samantha Kidd was arrested in December (12) and charged with six counts of assault over a four-month period. The 44 year old, who acted as her husband's full-time carer, denied the charges at a hearing in January (13). On Thursday (04Jul13), Kidd admitted four charges of assault, just days before her trial was set to start on 9 July (13). She will now return to court on 1 August (13) for sentencing. Kidd was left paralysed and brain damaged in a motorcycle crash in 1996. He made his name in the stunt industry standing in for Bond actors including Pierce Brosnan, Sir Roger Moore and Timothy Dalton and picked up an Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal from Charles, Prince of Wales in June, 2012.

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