Marcell Ozuna threatened to kill wife, according to affidavit

By , Audacy

The ugly details of the Marcell Ozuna situation somehow continues to get worse.

According to the arrest affidavit, which was obtained by WSB-TV, Ozuna’s wife, Genesis, told police she was showering when Ozuna entered the bathroom and grabbed both of her cellphones, refusing to give them back as she confronted him.

“He threatened to kill her and she threatened to call 911,” the document said. “She took his cellphone from a table and called 911.”

Ozuna left the home with his wife’s cellphones while she chased him around the property, per the report. At one point, Ozuna warned Genesis in Spanish that he was “not going to hit her harder because the police were en route,” according to the affidavit.

Genesis was able to get back inside the home and locked the front door while remaining on the phone with the 911 dispatcher.

She grabbed a “large knife from a drawer” and threatened Ozuna she was “going to hurt him” if he got any closer after he had re-entered the home through the garage door.

Genesis told police she feared for her life due to Ozuna’s “aggressive behavior and being physically abusive towards her in the past.”

According to the report, Genesis dropped the knife in an attempt to retrieve her cellphone from Ozuna, who then “punched her in the back of the hands with the cellphones (that he held in his right). Accused the pushed his left hand and forearm (which was in a hard cast) against victim’s face pushing her back and mushing her in the face with it several times.”

The fight continued onto the ground as they fought over the phone.

“Victim stated that said accued grabbed her by her throat by warpping his fingers around,” the affidavit read. “He then held her up against the wall, preventing her from breathing.”

Ozuna stopped assaulting her when police arrived.

The Braves outfielder admitted to taking his wife’s cellphones and that the argument turned physical when he pushed her to the ground. He claimed his wife kicked him while she was on the ground and he left the home with her phones only to return with her holding a knife in her hands.

Ozuna’s wife was not taken to the hospital despite visible injuries, which police observed as “several purple and red bruises on back of victim’s hand consistent with trauma to the back of her hands,” the report said.

“In addition to that, she had redness on her right forearm, consistent with being pushed and tossed around as described above. Upon arrival, I noticed redness on the left side of. Her forehead. Although there were no marks on her neck, the strangulation was witnessed by an officer.”

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