Mets Pitcher Jeurys Familia Has Domestic Violence Case Dismissed


Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia, center, and his wife, Bianca Rivas, arrived at Municipal Court in Fort Lee, N.J., on Thursday.

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FORT LEE, N.J. — A domestic violence charge against Mets reliever Jeurys Familia was dismissed on Thursday by a municipal court judge in Fort Lee, N.J., after a prosecutor indicated that there was not enough evidence to move the case to trial.

The prosecutor, Arthur Balsamo, said that Familia’s wife, Bianca Rivas, had told him that scratches on her chest at the time of the episode were made by their 1-year-old son and that marks the police had spotted on her cheek came from her resting her face on her hand while lying down.

Rivas also said that two knives found on the bathroom floor by the police had been used by Familia to wedge the door shut when he had temporarily barricaded himself inside after an argument.

Balsamo also told that judge that there had been no previous domestic violence episodes involving Familia and that no problems had been reported since Familia was arrested at the family’s home in Fort…

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