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Dominican Republic

9 November 2011

BBC News

Dominican Republic baseball star Alfredo Simon has been cleared of charges over a fatal shooting in the country on 1 January. Simon, pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles, was accused of shooting dead one man and injuring another during New Year celebrations. Defence lawyers said the prosecution had failed to prove he fired the shots. The baseball player was held for two months earlier this year as the main suspect before being released on bail. Simon was accused of... (

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