DAVIE (CBSMiami/AP) — The New York Yankees and their newest star addition can breathe a sigh of relief.READ MORE: Tropical Storm Claudette Over Atlantic, Heading Away From U.S.
Florida prosecutors have decided not to file charges in a domestic disturbance case involving Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman and his girlfriend.
Broward Assistant State Attorney Stefanie Newman wrote in a close-out memo Wednesday that conflicting accounts and insufficient evidence made a conviction unlikely.
Davie police had previously closed the Oct. 30 matter for similar reasons.
According to a police report, Chapman’s girlfriend, 22-year-old Cristina Barnea, told police he pushed and choked her.READ MORE: Supreme Court Sides With Student-Athletes In Battle Over NCAA Limits On Certain Benefits
Chapman said there was an argument, but he said he was pushed down by Barnea’s brother.
Chapman said he eventually got a handgun and fired eight shots into a wall and window while locked in his garage.
A proposed trade of Chapman from the Cincinnati Reds to the Los Angeles Dodgers fell apart after the incident was made public.
Chapman was then traded to the Yankees last month.MORE NEWS: Amazon Has First Day Of Summer Deals During 'Prime Day'
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