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Domestic Violence Charges Against Celtic Sullinger Dropped

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Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Domestic violence charges against Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger have been dismissed.

Sullinger pleaded not guilty last month to charges including assault and battery and intimidation of a witness after his girlfriend told police he had repeatedly pinned her to a bed and the floor on Aug. 31.

A spokeswoman for Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said a Waltham District Court judge on Monday granted a defense motion to dismiss the charges after the alleged victim reported she would invoke her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and would not testify as a witness in the case.

The spokeswoman said that without the woman's testimony, prosecutors believed they would not be able to prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt.

This article was originally published on October 28, 2013.

This program aired on October 28, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.

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