Prosecutors Drop Domestic Violence Charge Against Boston Bruins Forward Milan Lucic

Prosecutors have decided to drop the domestic violence charge against Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic after his wife, Brittany, invoked marital privilege and declined to testify against him. The 35-year-old NHL veteran had previously pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault and battery on a family member following an altercation at their North End condo on November 18, 2023.

According to the Boston Globe, Lucic’s attorney, Gary G. Pelletier, expressed his client’s satisfaction with the outcome, stating that Milan is looking forward to getting his life and career back on track. The decision was made after the couple appeared in Boston Municipal Court on Friday morning.

The incident on November 18 involved a 911 call where the caller alleged that Lucic had attempted to choke them, stating, “He literally held my throat.” When officers arrived at the scene, Brittany Lucic met them in the condo lobby and reported that her husband had returned home and started yelling at her, demanding his phone back. The police report indicated the presence of “redness” on her neck, suggesting physical contact. According to the report, as Brittany tried to walk away, Milan grabbed her by the hair and pulled her backward, telling her she couldn’t leave.

During the court proceedings, Pelletier argued that the 911 call was never confirmed to be made by Brittany Lucic, leading Judge Paul M. Treseler to rule that prosecutors could not rely on the call as evidence in the absence of her testimony. This ruling further weakened the prosecution’s case against Lucic.

Since his arrest, Lucic has been on indefinite leave from the Boston Bruins. The 6-foot-3 forward recently rejoined the team on a one-year deal after being drafted by them in 2006. He previously played for the Bruins from 2007 to 2015 before being traded to the Los Angeles Kings. Lucic also had stints with the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames before returning to Boston as a free agent. Prior to being placed on leave, he had contributed two assists in four games.

Author: CrimeDoor

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