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Hope Solo's domestic violence case reinstated by appeals court

Hope Solo's domestic violence case reinstated by appeals court

Hope Solo, the record-setting goalkeeper for the World Cup champion U.S. women’s soccer team, will face domestic violence charges after a Washington state appeals court on Friday reversed a judge’s decision last winter to throw out the case.

Solo is alleged to have assaulted her sister Teresa Obert and Obert’s son, Solo’s nephew, then 17, and during a party in June 2014. Solo claimed to be the victim in the incident but after an investigation, Kirkland, Wash., prosecutors charged her with two counts of fourth-degree assault.

In January, Kirkland Municipal Court Judge Michael Lambo dismissed the charges on procedural grounds after prosecution witnesses...

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