Charges filed for shooting of Giants rookie, teammate

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Costs have been filed in Kansas Friday for the draft-night capturing of Giants rookie Corey Ballentine, by which teammate Dwane Simmons was killed.

In response to Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com, 18-year-old Francisco Alejandro Mendez was charged with seven counts, together with first-degree homicide.

He additionally faces expenses of premeditation, tried homicide within the first diploma and 5 counts of aggravated theft, in accordance with the Shawnee County (Kansas) District Legal professional’s workplace. Mendez is being held on $1 million bond.

Ballentine and Simmons have been strolling away from a celebration in Topeka, hours after the Giants chosen the Washburn cornerback within the sixth spherical, when the incident occurred. Simmons was killed, and Ballentine suffered a gunshot to the rear.

Ballentine resumed practising by the tip of the offseason work, and is predicted to be prepared for coaching camp.


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