A violent assault on Zac Stacy’s ex-girlfriend was captured on video and is now available online.
I was punched, slapped, literally picked up and thrown into my television, and then (he) picked me up and slammed my throat into my son’s bouncy seat. This isn’t the first time he’s been abusive to me. “I am concerned for my safety and the safety of my children,” Kristin Evans told 9th Circuit Judge Mark S. Blechman.
Evans stated specifically that she fears for her life in a joint motion filed by the Office of the State Attorney and Evans on November 19.
Evans publicly called on the NFL to “confront the reality that players are experiencing PTSD from their time playing pro-football” after posting graphic video of the incident on her Instagram account.
According to a joint motion filed the same day requesting she be allowed to testify and that the judge reconsider the bond amount, Evans says she intended to testify during Zac Stacy’s initial court appearance on November 19 but was unable to do so because the hearing began earlier than scheduled.
According to CNN affiliate WESH, during a first court appearance on aggravated batterygegreat bodily harm150 ancriminal mischiefo have no contact with the victim and to surrender his passport and firearms. According to court records, Stacy was charged with Aggravated Battery (Great Bodily Harm) and Criminal Mischief. Stacy bonded out of Orange County Jail over the weekend, according to Blechman, who testified at the hearing on Wednesday.
Evans testified on Wednesday that Zac Stacy’s has been afraid to return home because she was released from jail on bond in connection with the weeproceedings.
“My injuries, Alabama, are likely serious and permanent from what I’ve been told,” she said without elaborating.
During Wednesday’s hearing, Luka stated that the NFL player had changed his address to Alabama, where he had taken up residence with his mother or brother. Luka testified in court that he did not believe Stacy, who now lives two states away from Evans, had disclosed the eat to her any longer.
Stacy informed the judge that there are no firearms in the house. A condition of his bond, according to the judge, is that he not be in the presence of a firearm. Stacy has stated that he plans to enter a 30-day inpatient treatment facility programme before returning home to live with his mother or brother.
Zac Stacy’s attorney, Thomas Luka, told CNN on Wednesday that the inpatient treatment facility he will enter on December 1 is for mental health issues.
“He’s had ongoing mental health issues for a long time.” “This is in an intensive inpatient treatment programme for mental health issues,” Luka explained over the phone.
The judge reminded Stacy that one of the terms of his bond is that he have “absolutely no contact” with the victim, even through family members.
Although Blechman denied Evan’s request to increase Zac Stacy’s bond and refused to order home confinement, he did add a condition to the former NFL player’s bond that he could no longer enter Florida unless travelling for a court appearance. Evan’s request was denied due to Blechman ciwilltacy’s willingness to appear in court on Wednesday morning.
Luka said he and his client are waiting to hear what charges Stacy will face from the State’s Attorney’s Office. An arraignment date has not yet been set.