Orioles pitcher surrenders to police on murder charge
January 3rd, 2011
10:14 AM ET

Orioles pitcher surrenders to police on murder charge

[Updated at 10:14 a.m.] Baltimore Orioles pitcher Alfredo Simon surrendered to National Police early Monday morning to face murder charges in the death of Esteban Castillo, 25, police said.

Police spokesman Maximo Baez said the major leaguer turned in his gun as part of the investigation into the shooting in the Los Salados section of the town Luperon, Puerto Plata, early Saturday.

Simon is scheduled to appear at the courthouse in Puerto Plata for arraignment Monday, the official said.

[Posted at 4:18 a.m.] Authorities in the Dominican Republic say a Baltimore Orioles pitcher was involved in the shooting death of a 25-year-old man.

Police said Sunday that pitcher Alfredo Simon was involved in a shooting early Saturday morning in the northern coastal town of Luperon. Authorities are still investigating, police said.

Simon, 29, hails from Santiago, Dominican Republic. He joined the Orioles in 2008.

A Baltimore Orioles team spokesman could not be reached for comment early Monday.

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  1. John D Lamb

    Comments please.

    January 3, 2011 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  2. bill

    I see CNN is heavily editing this blog. now what little context was here is gone, and we are left with a blog that makes ABSOLUTEY no sense, instead of just very little. boo cnn, boo!

    January 3, 2011 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  3. aaron

    In France, the woman touch their crotch to help lure men at the clubs by rubbing their musk behind their ears. Fact!

    January 3, 2011 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  4. phil

    @Fred Bartkowski...Good morning to you sir. I see the troll is here too. What a shame. Hopefully this sick person's self-abusive behavior will end soon. We will most likely have to wait on the troll to overdose before CNN takes action. In the meantime, we will just have to get by. I see juvinile delinquents behaving like this in public also. And even adults from time to time. One can hardly do anything about it any more. Years ago, we could and did, and so the problem was not so commonplace. Now it's as if we are being forced to tolerate them.

    January 3, 2011 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  5. mark

    Can we just start making new stat categories? Win, loss, ERA, killed someone.

    January 3, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jack in NY

    Don't you worry Afredo! The court will release you soon, because you are a pitcher. We all love sports, and celebreties. All you can get away with murder!

    January 3, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  7. @phil

    just shut the hell up already. you're probably the troll yourself, I swear no one cares about it as much as you. you can try to hide your insults with veiled compassion, but your doing the same thing you're talking about. so quit being so full of yourself and stop wasting peoples time. don't bother responding, I don't suffer fools.

    January 3, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Bleh

    Then how do you live with yourself?

    January 3, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. T

    Why do I INAPPROPRIATE POSTS with alien words that has nothing to do with the above story? Someone's made a baseball player to turn himself in, and all yall get to say is go at each other and talk nonsense? Respect thyselves posters! Turn to the character of the story before you ecrir your post(s)!

    January 3, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Huh

    Lemon curry?

    January 3, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Ed Bailey

    Inbred redneck,so you have been to Utah.ever notice they all look alike,and the polygamist use that must crap to attract DEER.ask mark twain.

    January 3, 2011 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
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