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Ambiorix Burgos Charged With Attempted Murder & Kidnapping

08/28/10 06:33 PM ET   AP

Ambiorix Burgos Attempted Murder

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Police have charged former major league pitcher Ambiorix Burgos with kidnapping and attempted murder after his ex-wife said she was forced to eat rat poison.

Judge Freddy Frias ordered Burgos on Saturday to remain in jail for three months while prosecutors prepare the case.

The 26-year-old is suspected of kidnapping Dilenia Reynoso on Thursday from a prosecutor's home where she was hiding after allegedly receiving death threats from him.

In 2008, authorities dropped charges against Burgos, who was accused in a fatal hit-and-run involving two women.

Last year, a New York jury found Burgos guilty of assaulting his girlfriend in a hotel near Shea Stadium. He was sentenced to nine months in jail.

Burgos pitched for the Kansas City Royals from 2005-06 and the New York Mets in 2007. He was released by the Mets in December 2008.

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