Josh Hamilton might be seeing the inside of a prison cell for a long time after he was indicted on a felony charge of injury to a child after his teenage daughter accused him of beating her.
This all started back in October when he was arrested on a third-degree felony charge of injury to a child when he allegedly pulled a chair from under his daughter and tossed it at her before yanking her to the ground.
“Hamilton then picked up the girl, threw her over his shoulder and carried her to her bedroom as she yelled that she was sorry, the document says. She said that he threw her onto her bed, used one hand to pin down her head and then started hitting her legs with his other hand.
He later picked her up by her sweatshirt, causing it to rip, she said, and hit her on her back.
According to the affidavit, after he stopped hitting the girl, he said: “I hope you go in front of the [expletive] Judge and tell him what a terrible dad I am so I don’t have to see you anymore.”
A Tarrant County grand jury indicted the 38-year-old Hamilton earlier this week, but he remains free on bond. If convicted, he faces a prison sentence of two to 10 years in prison.
Hamilton has adamantly denied the allegations, with his attorneys telling the Dallas Morning News, “[He] is innocent of the charge against him and looks forward to clearing his name in court.”
The 38-year-old was the American League MVP with the Rangers in 2010, and was also named to team’s Hall of Fame in 2019.
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