A Brighton Municipal Court judge today set bail at $50,000 for Jabari Bird, 24, at his arraignment on charges of strangulation, kidnapping, and assault and battery, for a four-hour incident on Sept. 7 in Brighton, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Bird allegedly assaulted the woman at his Brighton home during a period of about four hours on Friday and physically prevented her from leaving. When he later passed out, she left the residence and contacted a friend and a coach. Together, they sought treatment for the victim’s injuries at a Boston hospital. There, they also disclosed the abuse to the police department of the victim’s Boston-area college and then to Boston Police.
Judge David Donnelly also ordered Bird to stay away from the woman and witnesses and their college campus, to use neither drugs nor alcohol and to not leave Massachusetts except for any Celtics road trips and then only after he notify his probation officer, while the case is pending.
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