Domestic Violence Trial Date Set For Hope Solo

KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — A Jan. 6 trial date has been set for U.S. national soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo on misdemeanor domestic violence charges.

The Seattle Times reports Kirkland Municipal Court Judge Michael Lambo set the date during a brief hearing that Solo attended Tuesday. Solo is charged with two counts of fourth-degree domestic violence assault stemming from a June 21 altercation with her sister and 17-year-old nephew at a family gathering. She has pleaded not guilty

Solo’s nephew told police she was upset and appeared to have been drinking when she arrived at a family gathering. Solo’s lawyer has said she was a victim in the altercation.

The 32-year-old Solo has won two Olympic gold medals with the U.S. women’s national team.

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