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Golfer Angel Cabrera sentenced to 2 years in prison for assaulting former partner


BUENOS AIRES — Argentinian golfer Angel Cabrera, a former Masters and U.S. Open champion, was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison on charges he assaulted his former partner.

A court in the province of Cordoba, 500 miles northwest of Buenos Aires, convicted the 51-year-old of assaulting, threatening and harassing Cecilia Torres Mana, his partner between 2016 and 2018.

Cabrera, who denied in the trial any wrongdoing, will serve his sentence immediately.

“His situation is much more complex than this, he has other charges for which there are arrest warrants, too. There are other victims,” prosecutor Laura Battistelli told TV channel Todo Noticias.

The first charges brought were for his assault of Torres Mana. Two other former partners also said he assaulted them.

The golfer traveled to the United States in July 2020 without seeking permission, which led the province of Cordoba to request his arrest.

Cabrera was arrested by Interpol agents in Rio de Janeiro in January. Last month he was extradited from Brazil to Argentina so he could face trial.

He won the U.S. Open at Oakmont in 2007, beating Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk by one shot. He also triumphed in a Masters playoff in 2009 and lost a playoff in the same event in 2013 to Adam Scott.



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