Ambiorix Burgos was convicted in New York of assaulting his ex-girlfriend in a Queens motel last September. The Mets released Burgos in December. I’m not sure what took them so long. Maybe its that he was arrested in the Dominican Republic after the season for killing a woman in a hit and run accident. I believe that he’s still facing charges there.
From Yahoo Sports:
District Attorney Richard Brown’s office says Burgos threw his then-girlfriend against a wall and repeatedly punched and slapped her when she tried to leave. Prosecutors say Burgos then stepped on the woman and pummeled her as she lay on the floor.
And to think that Omar Minaya traded Brian Bannister away for this sociopath.