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Six months supervision for Marcell Ozuna under pre-trial intervention agreement

Ozuna's misdemeanor family violence case in Fulton County would be dismissed if he fulfils all the terms of the negotiated resolution.

ATLANTA — Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna will be subject to six months' supervision and complete a 24-week family violence intervention program under the terms of a negotiated resolution to his Fulton County domestic violence case.

Other terms of the pre-trial intervention agreement include 200 hours of community service, an anger management course, a psychological assessment, no drug use and no violent contact with the victim in the case, his wife.

Prosecutors said Thursday if he completes the terms of the agreement, he would have his case dismissed and the supervision lifted before six months - though not before three months.

The outfielder will have 48 hours to report to a Fulton County pretrial diversion coordination, before the supervision begins.

Ozuna, 30, was facing charges including battery - family violence and simple assault - family violence. The Braves outfielder had initially faced at least one felony charge, aggravated assault by strangulation. 

He remains on the Braves roster, having not been suspended by the team or Major League Baseball. The team placed him on the 10-day injured last at the end of May, which continues to be his current status with the team.

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The charges alleged Ozuna "did attempt to commit a violent injury" to his wife, by placing his hands around her neck. Arrest warrants released in June alleged a violent argument between the outfielder and his wife over a supposed affair, culminating with officers arriving and seeing him "grabbing the victim by the neck and throwing her against a wall." 

The warrants also said he had threatened to kill her.

The couple had at least one previous violent episode documented in a case in Florida, in which the wife was charged. Her attorney, during a bond hearing in May, said she had told him to tell the court that she "would like to have the father of her children released on some type of bond."

The attorney expressed during that hearing that she did not wish for him to serve prison time.

Lawyers said the couple are now in the process of getting a divorce.

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