A judge has ruled that a former ESPN personality must stand trail on felony stalking and assault charges, reports the Los Angeles Times’ L.A. Now blog.
Judge Mark Windham of Los Angeles Superior Court ruled Tuesday that there was enough evidence to bring Jay Mariotti to trial for an alleged assault on his ex-girlfriend, the story says. He faces five years in state prison if he’s convicted on all counts.
Mariotti has pleaded not guilty to charges of stalking, corporal injury on a spouse or domestic partner, and assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury, as well as two misdemeanor counts of disobeying a court order, the article says.
Mariotti’s attorney said the allegations against her client are "meritless and inconsistent with the physical evidence in the case," the story says.