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Ambiorix Burgos accused of poisoning ex-wife

Aug 27, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

OK, our first thought was that Ambiorix Burgos being in “more legal trouble,” as the ESPN headline kindly puts it, probably wouldn’t be worthy of our readers’ time on such a newsy day.
But then again, we didn’t know yet that he had allegedly turned to rat poison to deal with his ex-wife.
Burgos, who saved 18 games for the Royals in 2006 and was last seen in the majors with the Mets in 2007, was previously accused in a hit-and-run accident that killed two women in the Dominican Republic in 2008. He was acquitted of the charges, however.
At last check, he was being jailed in New York for beating his girlfriend in a hotel near Shea Stadium in Sept. 2008. The 26-year-old spent six months in prison, and he was deported to the Dominican Republic after serving his time.
As for the latest incident, well, we’ll let Adam Rubin handle it:

Authorities say Burgos drugged his ex-wife with rat poison. She was found semi-conscious and dizzy and later hospitalized. Burgos was reportedly caught en route to Santo Domingo in his white Hummer with his ex-wife in the car. The ex-wife had been hiding in the district attorney’s home in Nagua, D.R., because of alleged threats on her life.

Here’s the Listin Diario report for our spanish-speaking readers.
Burgos is facing charges of kidnapping and attempted murder. If convicted, he faces up to 30 years in prison.

  1. royhobbs7 - Aug 27, 2010 at 6:56 PM

    Another great acquisition by the Mutts.

  2. Cantankerous - Aug 27, 2010 at 7:42 PM

    I wonder if we can get Minaya tried as an accessory…

  3. Gobias Industries - Aug 27, 2010 at 8:01 PM

    *footstomp, footstomp, clap* let’s go mets! *footstomp, footstomp, clap* let’s go mets!

  4. Dwight Evans Mustache - Aug 28, 2010 at 5:42 AM

    The guy is scum plain and simple. Wortless piece of human garbage.

  5. Old Gator - Aug 28, 2010 at 1:02 PM

    My ex wife is a vegan so this particular solution never occurred to me. Rat poison sticks out like a sore thumb in a bowl of chopped broccoli, green peppers, sprouts and tofu, and it turns the salad dressing around it yellow. Of course, it was much better to have spent thousands and thousands of dollars on lawyers than to have plunked down three bucks on a wedge of warfarin, especially since lawyers have built up such an immunity to the stuff anyway….

  6. Joe - Aug 30, 2010 at 10:03 AM

    30 years doesn’t sound like enough for this guy.

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