Holmes appears at preliminary hearing

Santonio Holmes will stand trial on domestic violence charges, even though his girlfrield, Lashae Boone, is refusing to cooperate with prosecutors. Holmes, Boone and their five-month-old daughter, Shaniya, appeared together ...

Santonio Holmes will stand trial on domestic violence charges, even though his girlfrield, Lashae Boone, is refusing to cooperate with prosecutors.

Holmes, Boone and their five-month-old daughter, Shaniya, appeared together in the Franklin County (Ohio) Municipal Courthouse on Friday. TV cameras showed them sharing a laugh. Holmes's attorney, Sam Shemansky, argued for a dismissal of charges against Holmes, since Boone, of Columbus, will not testify for the prosecution.

"As DV cases go, this is not World War III," Shemansky told reporters. "This is not a woman with her eye blackened shut. It's nothing like that. It's polar opposite from that. My hope is that after we've fulfilled obligations on our part, that the government will be willing to follow the wishes of the alleged victim and dismiss the matter in its entirety. That's just a hope."

On June 19, Boone accused Holmes of "choking, throwing her to the ground, grabbing her arms, and slamming her into a door, leaving her with bruises, pain and a torn shirt."

Holmes was ordered Friday to stand trial Aug. 15 on assault and domestic violence chargest.

Holmes, the No. 1 draft pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers, remains free on $3,500 bond. He faces a July 12 hearing in Miami for a disorderly conduct charge in South Beach, Fla. over Memorial Day weekend.


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