June 19, 2021

Josh Hamilton arrested on an allegation of injury to a child (The Athletic)

Former Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton has been arrested and charged with third-degree felony injury to a child. According to multiple reports, the incident stemmed from an altercation with his daughter on September 30, just one day after Hamilton was in attendance for a ceremony commemorating the end of Globe Life Park.

In the state of Texas, felony child injury occurs when an adult causes bodily injury to a person of 14 years of age or younger. The degree of seriousness is determined by the seriousness of the injury and whether the act was done with intent or by recklessness. Recklessness would cause the charge to be a “State Jail Felony.” Serious bodily injury with intent would be a first-degree felony, while any other bodily injury qualifies as a third-degree felony.

According to arrest affidavits cited in a report by the Dallas Morning News, Hamilton threw a full bottle of water at his daughter, pulled a chair from beneath her, threw the chair…

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