Embattled political journalist Dominic Carter told the press yesterday that he was innocent, but that the allegations of domestic abuse and his conviction of attempted assault mean that his family has "lost everything."

A tearful Carter apparently broke down after "being fingerprinted like a common hood," according to the Daily News. "I'm a kid who grew up with nothing, absolutely nothing," he sobbed. "I worked my whole life for everything and this is what I get." The anchor will be sentenced on Jan. 14 and could face up to six months in jail, putting his future at NY1 — where he has worked since the station's inception in 1992 — in jeopardy. "Look at where my life is. My family has lost everything. My homes are going to be foreclosed soon," he said. "This is not a game."

Carter was accused of "punching, choking and kicking" his wife, Marilyn, who called cops on her husband, though she later blamed an unknown day laborer for the attack — a premise a judge deemed "preposterous." She told reporters: "I don't have anything to say."