UPDATE: Nick Gordon won’t be charged in the domestic violence case after being arrested on March 10, according to a press release issued Thursday by the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.
“Every criminal complaint that our office receives undergoes a careful and thorough review by experienced prosecutors to determine if they reasonably believe the alleged crimes can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt at trial,” the press release states. “When that process finds the required evidence is not sufficient, prosecutors are ethically and legally obligated not to pursue prosecution of the defendant.”
The release continues, “Prosecutors reviewed body camera footage, the 911 call, sworn statements and jail call recordings as part of this decision. Prosecutors also met with Laura Leal, who under oath denied being struck or touched against her will by Gordon. These statements and Leal’s written letter sent to Judge Woodward, contradict her original statements made to law enforcement at the time of the incident. This effectively places in question the veracity of any potential future testimony that Leal could offer at trial. With no independent witnesses to the incident, prosecutors do not have a good faith basis on which to proceed to trial.”
It’s also stated in the release that Gordon was also “charged with a violation of the conditions of his pretrial release” on March 19. That case “remains open and under review, pending a filing decision.”
Nick Gordon has been arrested again.
This time, the 29-year-old ex-boyfriend of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown was arrested for violating his bond conditions by having contact with his girlfriend Laura Leal. Gordon was arrested for domestic violence battery against Leal earlier this month.