Braves’ Marcell Ozuna threatened to kill his wife: affidavit

The estranged spouse of Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna instructed cops the MLB star threatened to kill her throughout a heated argument about infidelity, court docket paperwork present.

Ozuna, 30, was arrested Saturday after responding cops in Sandy Springs, Ga., stated they noticed him seize his spouse, Genesis, by the neck and throw her in opposition to a wall. Police stated the outfielder additionally hit his spouse with a cast on his injured left hand earlier than being taken into custody on fees of battery and aggravated assault by strangulation.

Ozuna’s spouse instructed police she was showering when he entered a toilet and grabbed each of her cellphones, refusing to give them again as she confronted him, in accordance to an arrest affidavit obtained by WSB-TV.

“He threatened to kill her and she threatened to call 911,” the doc states. “She took his cellphone from a table and called 911.”

Ozuna then left the house with his spouse’s cellphones as she chased him across the property, in accordance to the report. The Dominican Republic native instructed his spouse in Spanish at one level that he was “not going to hit her harder” as a result of cops had been already headed to the residence, in accordance to the affidavit.

Ozuna’s spouse managed to get again inside the house and locked the door whereas calling police. She grabbed a “large kitchen knife” and instructed Ozuna that she was “going to hurt him” if he received any nearer, WSB-TV reported.

Marcell Ozuna.
Marcell Ozuna reportedly used the forged on his left hand and forearm to hit his spouse earlier than choking her.
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Ozuna’s spouse stated she feared for her life in the course of the alleged assault, citing his prior “aggressive behavior” and alleged bodily abuse, the affidavit states.

As the couple struggled over the telephones, Ozuna used the “hard cast” on his left hand and forearm to hit his spouse earlier than choking her, she instructed police.

“Victim stated that said accused grabbed her by the throat by wrapping his fingers around [her neck],” an investigator wrote within the affidavit. “He then held her up against the wall, preventing her from breathing.”

Ozuna’s spouse had seen accidents, however she was not taken to a hospital, police stated.

Ozuna, who was already on the disabled record after dislocating two fingers final week, spent two days in jail earlier than being launched Monday on $20,000 bond, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Terms of Ozuna’s bond enable him to journey out of state, however his standing with the Braves stays unclear, the newspaper reported. Messages in search of remark from group and MLB officers weren’t instantly returned Tuesday.

The Braves said in a statement Saturday the group “fully supports” the league’s coverage on home violence.

Ozuna, who re-signed with the Braves in February to a four-year $65 million deal after a league-leading 18 homers in 2020, was ordered by a choose not to contact his spouse exterior their children throughout his preliminary court docket look Monday, the Journal-Constitution reported. He was not ordered to put on an ankle monitor.

Ozuna’s legal professional, Lars Anderson, stated the couple is within the technique of divorcing. The MLB star resides on the Sandy Springs rental house as Genesis Ozuna stays in Miami with their kids, the newspaper reported.

Anderson referenced “events preceding” Saturday’s arrest whereas claiming extra information would come to gentle within the home violence investigation, in accordance to the report.

Ozuna’s estranged spouse was visiting him within the Atlanta suburb when the alleged assault happened, Anderson stated.

“At best, it is described as a toxic relationship,” Anderson stated in court docket of the couple.

Genesis Ozuna was arrested in Miami final June for allegedly hitting her husband with a cleaning soap dish, slicing his eye. Her legal professional stated in court docket Monday that the case had been dismissed, the Journal-Constitution reported.

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