Mayweather hearing delayed on domestic violence charges


Boxer Floyd Mayweather's domestic violence case is again facing a delay.

A hearing set for today in the former Olympian's felony case is expected to be continued, according to the district attorney's office.

Mayweather is facing felony coercion, grand larceny and robbery charges in connection with a Sept. 9, 2010, incident involving his three children and their mother, Josie Harris.

He is free on $31,000 bail in the case.

This is at least the third time the preliminary hearing has been delayed. At a preliminary hearing prosecutors present evidence to a justice of the peace, who then determines whether there is enough evidence to send the case to trial.

Harris has accused Mayweather of domestic violence in the past, only to recant her story or stop cooperating with police.

In December 2003, she told police he assaulted her outside a nightclub during an argument over another woman. But at the July 2005 trial, Harris testified that she had lied about being beaten. She told the jury Mayweather was a "teddy bear" who had never laid a hand on her. The jury acquitted Mayweather of the felony domestic violence charge.

The boxer also faces a misdemeanor battery charge in connection with a Nov. 15 incident involving a Southern Highlands security guard over parking issues. A bench trial in that case is set for Nov. 4.

Contact reporter Francis McCabe at fmccabe@reviewjournal.com or 702-380-1039.

 

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