There's some horrible news involving Alfredo Simon in the Dominican Republic over the New Year's Eve weekend.
The Associated Press's Dionisio Soldavila reported this morning that the Oriole reliever is allegedly implicated in a double shooting -- where one man lost his life.
From the AP: Baltimore Orioles reliever Alfredo Simon is the main suspect in the New Year's Eve killing of a man in the Dominican Republic, police said Sunday.
The pitcher shot and killed 25-year-old Michel Castillo Almonte and wounded his 17-year-old brother during a New Year's Eve celebration in the northeast coastal town of Luperon, police said in a statement. No motive was disclosed. Simon is from the Dominican Republic, and police said he fled after the violence.
Felipe Alou Jr., a Dominican representative for the Orioles, said he spoke with Simon on Saturday and the player insisted he was not involved in the New Year's Eve shootings.
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Simon could face up to 30 years in prison if found guilty.
I'm sure there will be more updates as time goes along, Simon (when found) explains his side, and the legal process takes shape. It seems like aside from the initial report from Soldavilla, there's not much else known about this incident.
The Orioles has not commented about this case or have issued a public statement.
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