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Decorated Soldier Reunited With Family During Rose Parade[worldnow id=8121197 width=420 height=315 type=video] PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — A decorated soldier originally from Michigan was reunited with his family Tuesday in a heartwarming moment captured by cameras and witnessed by millions during the 124th Tournament of Roses Parade. Army Sgt. First Class Eric Pazz was riding on the “Canines of Courage” float sponsored by Natural Balance Pet Foods Tuesday when he was reunited with his wife Miriam and four-year-old son, Eric Jr. Both were watching the parade from the grandstands after winning seats. They were under the impression that 32-year-old Pazz, who was deployed, was still in Afghanistan. Video of the parade shows the heartwarming scene as Eric Jr. runs toward his father and the announcer says, “he sees Daddy. he had no idea.” After the reunion, his family joined him on the float for the remainder of the parade.
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Former Dodgers outfielder Milton Bradley has been convicted on nine counts for physically attacking and threatening his estranged wife.
Bradley’s bail has been set at $250,000 and a sentencing will be held on July 2, 2013 at Van Nuys Superior Court.
“Domestic violence will not be tolerated, regardless of perceived celebrity or notoriety, and violators will be held fully accountable for their actions,” City Attorney Trutanich said. “The City Attorney’s office remains ready to assist all people victimized by spousal abuse.”
Bradley, 34, was found guilty of four counts of spousal batter, two counts of criminal threats, one count of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of vandalism, and one count of brandishing a deadly weapon.
The former outfielder could face up to seven years and six months in jail.
The charges against Bradley stem from four incidents in 2012 and one in 2011, during which he allegedly assaulted and threatened his wife.
During an incident in November 2012, Bradley allegedly pushed his wife against a kitchen wall and choked her with both hands after she had reportedly asked him to stop smoking marijuana in front of their children.
In another incident in March 2012, Bradley allegedly threatened his wife with a knife, stating, “You’ll be dead, b****, before you divorce me.”
Bradly also allegedly threatened to kill his wife in August of 2011 as he reportedly raised a baseball bat with both hands while approaching her.
A year later, in August of 2012, Bradley allegedly threw a cell phone at a television screen as the couple argued. The argument allegedly led to a physical altercation, in which Bradley reportedly kicked his wife in the ribs.
The trial lasted four weeks.