May 17, 2011, 1:35 PM EDT
Orioles’ pitcher Alfredo Simon had been released from prison and allowed to come to the United States to pitch, but he’s not out of the woods in connection with the New Year’s Eve shooting death of Michael Castillo. To the contrary: he’s going to trial.
That was the determination at a preliminary hearing today. No trial date was set, though the article suggests that it usually takes about two months between the sort of hearing that occurred today and trial. In the meantime, Simon is free to come back to the U.S. where he will continue starting for the Orioles’ AA affiliate.
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