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Golf-Cabrera faces months in jail awaiting trial

By Ramiro Scandolo

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentine golfer Angel Cabrera is to face further fees of home violence that would preserve him in jail for a number of months whereas he awaits trial, his lawyer and the prosecutor in the case mentioned on Wednesday.

Cabrera was extradited to Argentina earlier this week to face home violence fees introduced by his former companion Cecilia Torres Mana.

His lawyer mentioned his trial would start on July 1 and acknowledged different accusations could lead on him to stay in jail for months afterwards.

“After these charges he’ll remain detained to face other charges that are going to come to trial,” said Laura Battistelli, the prosecutor in charge of the case.

His lawyer said that evidence in the case was “inadequate”.

The 2007 U.S. Open and 2009 Masters winner faces at least six other charges of domestic violence dating from 2014 and brought by at least one other woman in addition to Torres Mana.

“They should not crimes with critical penalties, however Cabrera mustn’t solely be taking a look at what’s going to occur in this trial,” Battistelli mentioned. “The downside is that he has complaints ready… for a similar difficulty.”

Cabrera was arrested at the start of the 12 months in Rio de Janeiro after he left Argentina and was positioned on the Interpol purple record.

He was extradited on Wednesday to Iguazu after which transferred 800 miles (1,200km) south to an area jail in Cordoba pending a trial.

According to a police assertion, Cabrera, 51, faces fees of minor accidents, threats and theft mentioned to have occurred between 2016 and 2020.

Known as El Pato, Cabrera final participated in a match in September 2020.

(Reporting by Ramiro Scandolo; writing by Andrew Downie; Editing by Toby Davis)

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