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Former major leaguer Josh Hamilton was indicted Monday on one count of injury to a child with intentional bodily injury, according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Hamilton turned himself in Oct. 30 before he was released on a $35,000 bond. He pleaded not guilty to the charge, a third-degree felony.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the case will be delayed indefinitely.
According to the arrest warrant affidavit, the 38-year-old threw a water bottle at his 14-year-old daughter that struck her in the chest. Police said Hamilton also pulled out a chair his daughter was using to prop up her feet and threw it in her direction. Hamilton then picked her up, carried her to another room, and hit her in the back and legs, the affidavit continued.
The affidavit says Hamilton then told his daughter, "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."
Hamilton, a recovering drug addict and alcoholic, ended an 11-year marriage with his wife Katie in 2015. They have three daughters. After his October arrest, the 2010 American League MVP was banned from having contact with his children. Wilson reports that in December, the order was amended and Hamilton is now only forbidden from unsupervised contact without another adult present.