Ray Rice Charged With Third-Degree Aggravated Assault
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has been indicted by a grand jury last Thursday on third-degree aggravated assault for allegedly striking his fiancée unconscious last month.
On February 15 the athlete was arrested and charged with simple assault-domestic violence after a physical altercation with his fiancée, Janay Palmer, at the Revel Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City.
Palmer also was charged with simple assault.
A video surfaced online showing Rice lifting Palmer by her arms out of an elevator and laying her on the floor. Rice’s attorney, Michael Diamondstein, has said the footage is authentic but incomplete.
Diamondstein told The Press that neither Rice nor Palmer wants to move forward with the case. “On behalf of Ray Rice, we vehemently deny that Mr. Rice committed an aggravated assault,” “Both Mr. Rice and Miss Palmer are together, they are happy and they’re in counselling.”
Ahhh we’re not too sure about the “happy” part after seeing the footage below.
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