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Ex-NFL player Zac Stacy ordered to stay out of Florida during domestic violence case

Monivette Cordeiro, Orlando Sentinel on

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Ex-NFL player Zac Stacy will remain out of jail on bond while facing domestic violence charges but is prohibited from being in the state of Florida unless it’s for court hearings, an Orange County judge ruled Wednesday.

Stacy, 30, is accused of beating the mother of his infant son at her Oakland home Nov. 13, an attack that was recorded by security cameras. He was arrested last week on charges of aggravated battery and criminal mischief but released after posting $10,150 bail.

During a hearing Wednesday, Circuit Judge Mark Blechman heard from Stacy’s ex-girlfriend, Kristin Evans, who asked the court to increase the bond amount and place Stacy on home confinement.

Evans said she was “afraid to go home” after Stacy was released from jail.

“I was slapped, punched — literally picked up and thrown into my TV,” Evans told the judge. “... This is not the first time he’s been violent with me. I am afraid for my safety and my children’s safety.”

Blechman denied her request to increase Stacy’s bond amount or require him to wear an ankle monitor, which the judge said is “prohibited” in the Ninth Judicial Circuit. Stacy will live in Alabama with his mother until December when he checks into a Colorado mental health treatment facility for 30 days, said Thomas Luka, Stacy’s defense attorney.

 

“The purpose of bond is to ensure the safety of the community and the primary purpose is to ensure your presence [for court proceedings],” the judge told Stacy. “... I’m not going to modify your bond amount. I think the amount is appropriate, only based upon your appearance today.”

Evans told Oakland police officers Stacy came to her home to see their 5-month-old Nov. 13 when he attacked her during an argument, according to an arrest warrant.

Video captured by the victim’s surveillance system showed Stacy hitting Evans until she fell to the ground, then picking her up “like a rag doll” and throwing her into a 65-inch television that fell on top of her, a detective wrote in an affidavit.

The video went viral after Evans posted it online.

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