DA Dismisses Case Against Shawne Merriman
First Published: September 11, 2009 7:36 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis has dismissed reality TV star Tila Tequila’s accusations that San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman choked her and threw her to the ground early Sunday.
Dumanis announced Friday afternoon there is insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Merriman committed a crime. Tequila had signed a citizen’s arrest warrant charging Merriman with battery and false imprisonment, both felonies.
“This case is now closed,” Dumanis said in a statement.
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