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Cordero Arrested After Altercation

June 12, 1997|Associated Press

Boston Red Sox outfielder Wilfredo Cordero threatened to kill his wife, according to police who arrested him after an early morning altercation that left her nose bloodied, according to court testimony Wednesday.

An innocent plea was entered on Cordero's behalf at his arraignment, when he was charged with assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and threatening to commit a crime. He was released on $1,000 bail.

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