DAVIE (CBSMiami/AP) — The New York Yankees and their newest star addition can breathe a sigh of relief.READ MORE: Miami-Dade Daniella Mayor Levine Cava: 'Countywide Curfew Could Be Lifted By April 5th'
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: CBS4 Photojournalist Rafael Murciano Is Quite 'The Entertainer' With His Musical Talents
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.
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