Jabari Bird pleads not guilty to two new charges from domestic violence incident

Lucy Burdge
January 31, 2019 - 2:15 pm

Jabari Bird appeared in court on Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to two new charges stemming from his domestic violence incident with his girlfriend last year.

Bird appeared in Brighton Municipal Court to enter his plea to charges of witness intimidation and threatening to commit a crime.

Court documents show that during the September incident Bird told his girlfriend, "tell anyone about this, I don't care where you are I'll find you and kill you."

In December, Bird pleaded not guilty to charges of assault and battery on a household member, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping and strangulation or suffocation.

Prosecutors say the woman had told police Bird strangled her and threw her against a wall after they got into an argument at Bird's home. She said Bird would strangle her until she went "limp” and kept choking her.

She also said Bird kicked her multiple times in the stomach and dragged her away from the door when she tried to leave. He then shut her in a bathroom. She told police she was able to leave after Bird passed out with "seizure-like" symptoms.

Bird’s next scheduled court date is Feb. 13.