Floyd Mayweather Jr. hearing postponed
LAS VEGAS -- An evidence hearing for Floyd Mayweather Jr. was reset Monday to March 10 after the marquee boxer made a brief court appearance in a felony domestic violence case.
Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa agreed to the postponement after Mayweather's lawyer, Karen Winckler, sought time to allow her law partner, Richard Wright, to also take part. Prosecutor Lisa Luzaich didn't oppose the delay.
Mayweather, 33, said nothing in court. Outside, flanked by his manager, Leonard Ellerbe, his fiancee, Shantel Jackson, and an adviser, Sam Watson, he declined in to say anything about the case. He said he would rather talk about feeding the homeless or "something positive."
The undefeated boxer, who goes by the nickname "Money" and earned more than $20 million in one fight last May, is accused of hitting and threatening his ex-girlfriend, Josie Harris, stealing her cell phone and threatening two of their children during an argument at the woman's home last September.
His lawyers have denied wrongdoing on his behalf.
He could face up to 34 years in state prison if he is convicted of all charges, including felony grand larceny, coercion and robbery. He also faces one misdemeanor domestic battery and three misdemeanor harassment charges.
The charges stem from a pre-dawn Sept. 9 altercation that Harris said was about her relationship with another man and Mayweather's demand that she and the children move out of their Las Vegas house, which he owns.
Mayweather is accused of threatening to beat the couple's 10-year-old and 9-year-old sons if they called 911 or left the apartment during the scuffle.
The couple had three children during what Harris characterized for authorities as a 15-year relationship. She said she lived with Mayweather for seven years before separating last May.
Since his arrest in that case, Mayweather also spent a night in the county jail on a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from an allegation that he poked a homeowner association security guard in the face during an argument about parking outside Mayweather's home.
That case is pending.
The Southern Highlands Estates homeowner association filed for a court injunction against Mayweather last month, complaining to a judge that he failed to follow rules and threatened employees. It seeks $10,000 in damages.
Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press
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