Five Adults Cited In Brawl During Kids’ Baseball Game Take Plea Deals For Disorderly Conduct
Five adults who were cited for disorderly conduct in a brawl that broke out during a baseball game played by 7-year-olds in Colorado have reached plea agreements.
KUSA reports the five applied for a diversion program Monday during a court appearance in Lakewood. If approved, they could see their criminal records cleared after completing probationary terms.
Anaise Amaya, 30; Darren Garduno, 26; Martina Garduno, 27; Manuel Garduno, 29; and Melissa Irizarry, 30, took the plea bargain in Lakewood Municipal Court on Monday afternoon. Two other suspects who appeared in court, husband and wife Maximinio Marquez, 30, and Danielle McNellis, 29, asked for a continuance in order to hire an attorney.
David Williams, 24, asked for a continuance in the case after a judge denied him a deferred sentence because of previous criminal history.
According to KUSA, the men and women who accepted a plea deal in the case will appear in court for a formal sentencing on Sept. 4.
Police cited a dozen people for disorderly conduct after the June 15 brawl. Police received a video of the fight from a spectator and released it on Facebook, asking for help identifying anyone who participated.
According to the police, 11 of the people cited are adults and one is 16 years old.
Authorities said the fight at a game between teams of 7-year-olds began when parents and coaches disagreed with a 13-year-old umpire's decisions.
The Bear Creek Junior Sports Association canceled the remaining games for both teams.
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