Judge sets date for Jalen Mills simple battery trial

Judge sets date for Jalen Mills simple battery trial

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A trial date has been set for LSU safety Jalen Mills on a charge of simple battery.

Mills will go before Judge Chip Moore on April 8 for a bench trial, meaning there will be no jury.

Mills is accused of punching a woman in the face. He was arrested on June 11, 2014.

According to the probable cause report, a woman claimed Mills punched her in the mouth at his apartment complex on Highland Road on May 4. The report stated that she added "she fell to the pavement and was briefly unconscious." The victim reportedly suffered a cut on her lip that required four stitches. The report also stated a witness gave the same account as the victim.

The victim said she was at the apartment complex and knocked on Mills' door because she was looking for her friend. It stated Mills confronted the woman and closed the door in her face. Itadded she knocked again, but when no one answered, she walked away. The report went on to state that the woman claimed she heard someone say something and when she turned around, she was punched in the mouth.

Mills just finished his junior season with the Tigers and announced he is staying for his senior year.

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