German international footballer Jérôme Boateng is not satisfied with having avoided the maximum sentence of five years in prison he risked.
Sentenced, on September 9, to a 1.8 million euro fine for domestic violence in 2018 against his ex-partner, the new OL player appealed against this verdict, his lawyer said on Thursday. German agency SID.
The appeal of the 33-year-old central defender, and that of the Munich prosecutor's office, which had already indicated its intention to appeal, was confirmed by a judicial source at the Munich regional court. The Munich prosecution had requested 18 months suspended prison sentence and 1.5 million euros fine against the former player of Bayern Munich, including winner of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Jérôme Boateng has always formally denied the facts of domestic violence for which he was convicted last week.
The victim notably reported that, during a vacation in the Caribbean three years ago, the neo-Lyonnais first threw a lantern at her during a violent argument.
Having missed her, he allegedly then aimed and hit her with an insulated box, which injured her right arm.
According to Jérôme Boateng, it is on the contrary the mother of his two twin daughters who showed aggression and who even injured him on the lip by hitting him.
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