Hayden Panettiere's dad pleads to battery

January 22, 2009 3:51:31 PM PST
Hayden Panettiere's father has received two years of informal probation after pleading no contest to hitting his wife.

Records show Alan Panettiere entered the plea on Tuesday in Beverly Hills. He was arrested in August on suspicion of hitting his wife, who is also the "Heroes" star's mother. He was later charged with misdemeanor spousal battery.

A judge ordered Panettiere to attend a yearlong domestic violence treatment program, pay a $400 fine and serve two years of summary probation, which does not require supervision by an officer.

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