Marcell ozuna He will be in supervision for six months where he will have to do hours of community services, go to a psychologist, not have violent fights with his wife and not consume any type of illegal drug if he does not want to be subjected to go directly to jail, without However, the MLB you could take action on the matter after this process.
The 30-year-old was arrested in May after Sandy Springs officers reported seeing him strangle his wife, throw her against a wall and hit her with the plaster on her broken fingers. The felony charges were later dropped against Ozuna, but instead he faced a couple of misdemeanors: family violence assault and simple assault.
Marcell ozunaappeared in court practically on Thursday morning and agreed to enter into the negotiated resolution. Conditions require the Major League Baseball star to undergo six months of supervision, undergo a 24-week family violence intervention program and complete at least 200 hours of community service, the deputy district attorney told the court. from Fulton County, Simone Hylton. Ozuna must also take an anger management course and undergo a psychological evaluation.
If you complete those requirements ahead of time, the supervision of Marcell ozunait could be terminated after three months, Hylton said, adding that he must refrain from using illegal drugs and is not allowed to have any violent contact with his wife, Genesis.
“There will be six months of oversight with our diversion program,” Hylton said. “It has to be supervised for at least three months. After those three months, the supervision can end once all the conditions have been completed. “
If he successfully completed his pretrial detour, Ozuna’s criminal charges would be dropped.
“Hopefully once it’s finished, I won’t see you again,” Fulton County Magistrate Judge Brandy Brooks told Ozuna during Zoom’s call.
Attorney Michael LaScala said he did not believe Sandy Springs police should have charged his client with a felony in the first place.
“Sandy Springs generally does an excellent job, but this case was not well investigated,” LaScala said. “It was an unfortunate incident for everyone and he is looking forward to putting this behind him.”
LaScala said he negotiated extensively with the district attorney’s office and is pleased that Ozuna’s charges are dropped, calling it “a fair resolution for both the state and my client.”
The alleged assault occurred days after Ozuna was placed on the disabled list after suffering two broken fingers on May 25. He hasn’t played for the Braves since. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has reported that MLB is also investigating the incident, although nothing has been announced about Ozuna’s status.
LaScala said he is hopeful that Ozuna will be allowed to return to the field soon, as he did not plead guilty and has not been convicted of any crime.
Ultimately, it will depend on Major League Baseball. We are optimistic that MLB will look into this, “he said. “I hope to see him again soon in the Braves uniform.”
On May 29 at 12:26 p.m., a 911 caller requested officers at a Windsor Cove home due to an ongoing assault, Sandy Springs Police Sgt. Sal Ortega said at the time. When officers arrived at the home, they heard screams from inside and noticed that the front door was open, Ortega said.
“Agents entered the residence through the open door and witnessed the suspect grab the victim by the neck and throw him against a wall,” Ortega said in an emailed statement. “Officers were able to immediately detain the suspect without further incident. In addition to the strangulation attempts, the suspect also struck the victim with his arm that has a cast from a previous injury.
Investigators said Ozuna’s wife had visible injuries but did not go to the hospital. After his arrest, Ozuna was released on a $ 20,000 bond.
The arrest came a year after Ozuna’s wife was arrested after a domestic dispute.
In the shortened 2020 season, Ozuna helped lead the Braves to their third straight National League East title. After leading the league in home runs, Ozuna re-signed in February. The deal was for four years and $ 65 million, with a fifth-year team option worth $ 16 million, and there is a purchase of $ 1 million. He appeared in 48 games this season and was hitting .213 with seven home runs and 26 RBIs.
Ozuna’s next court appearance is scheduled for January 13.