Groom's mom who fought at wedding gets probation


SALEM, Mass. (AP) - The Revere woman arrested for brawling with other guests and threatening police at her son's wedding reception has been sentenced to a year of probation.

Darlene DeIorio admitted to sufficient facts for a conviction Wednesday on charges including assault and battery and disorderly conduct in connection with the reception at the Danversport Yacht Club last April that a prosecutor called "an absolute disaster."

The Salem News ( ) reports that the judge agreed to continue the case without a finding for a year. If DeIorio stays out of trouble, completes anger management classes and does not drink, charges will be dismissed.

Police say the 48-year-old DeIorio slapped a bartender, threw chairs, tried to punch others guests and threatened an officer.

Her lawyer said she was not drinking, just angry because others were fighting.