Reuben Foster's plea hearing delayed after alleged victim recants

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Reuben Foster (Getty Pictures)

Reuben Foster’s plea hearing has been delayed after the district lawyer’s workplace requested to assessment video proof, ESPN.com reported.

The 49ers linebacker’s hearing was moved from Monday to Might eight so prosecutors can look into the declare made by Foster’s ex-girlfriend that she has a video of herself preventing one other lady.

Elissa Ennis initially claimed that Foster was the one who assaulted her, leaving numerous accidents on her physique. Nevertheless, final week she recanted that declare and stated these accidents are from her alleged battle with a lady.

The DA now has the video and is reviewing it earlier than it proceeds with the case.

“Further proof was offered to the Folks that warrants additional investigation in order that we will take this case to a simply end result,” Santa Clara prosecutor Jim Demertzis informed reporters. “There was a video submitted to the Individuals. Out of respect for Mr. Foster’s due course of rights and for the integrity of the continued investigation, it might be inappropriate to touch upon the proof aside from within the courtroom.”

Foster is dealing with costs of home violence, forcefully trying to stop a victim from reporting a criminal offense and possessing an assault weapon — all felonies. Nevertheless, the misdemeanor cost of possession of a giant-capability ammunition journal was dropped Monday.

Foster additionally has a separate courtroom date in Tuscaloosa, Ala., set for Wednesday with regard to a Jan. 12 arrest for second-diploma marijuana possession.