Nick Diaz Faces More Charges In Battery Case
In the latest hearing regarding charges for domestic battery, Nick Diaz has had two additional charges added on Tuesday.
Prosecutors with the Clark County District Attorney’s office filed an amended complaint on Tuesday, including an additional felony count of battery constituting domestic violence by strangulation, and a felony battery domestic violence resulting in substantial bodily harm.
The charges now total up to three felony charges and one misdemeanor, stemming from an alleged assault of a woman claiming to be his girlfriend in Las Vegas on May 24th.
Ross Goodman, Diaz’ attorney asked for a continuance to review the latest charges, and the case has been postponed until July 31st.
In a statement released to MMAjunkie, he wrote, “We were surprised that the state filed an amended complaint in court this morning given that there is no new evidence that would warrant adding charges. Regardless, we are confident that that truth will come to light vindicating Mr. Diaz after a thorough cross-examination exposing (the alleged victim’s) inconsistent and contradictory allegations.”
The woman alleges Diaz slammed her to the ground and caused her to hit her head after after she accused him of cocaine use.
Diaz remains free on an $18,000 bond. He is ordered not to have any contact with the alleged victim.
The UFC has announced that they’ll be conducting its own investigation into the charges.
Initial Report: MMAJunkie