Ray Rice Celebrates Aggravated Assault Indictment by Marrying Victim
Ray Rice celebrated his aggravated assault indictment by marrying his victim.
ESPN (“Sources: Ray Rice gets married”)
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and Janay Palmer were married Friday, one day after Rice was indicted by a grand jury on third-degree aggravated assault for allegedly striking Palmer unconscious, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
The ceremony had been planned for a couple of weeks, according to sources.
Rice was arrested and charged with simple assault-domestic violence on Feb. 15 following a physical altercation with his then-fiancée at the Revel Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J.
Palmer also was charged with simple assault.
Rice’s aggravated assault charge carries a three-to-five-year sentence. Prosecutors say that the complaint against Palmer has been dismissed.
I’m not even going to try to fathom the psychology of this relationship but, to the extent that marriage is the sanctioning of a relationship by the state, it’s not at all obvious to me why this was allowed to go forward. Surely, a recent history of violence in the relationship should be a public policy exception.