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D.A. Mark Gonzalez says former Hooks player, Danry Vasquez completed terms of plea deal

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Police arrested Danry Vasquez two days after an assault, back in August of 2016. He was released on bond, then made a plea deal with the District Attorney's office. 

Today, we've confirmed the case has been dismissed, and we've obtained video of that assault. 

We want to warn you, the video is disturbing.

"At that point, probation checked with us, and he had done everything we asked him to do so I was forced to dismiss the case," said Nueces County District Attorney Mark Gonzalez in a phone interview.

Gonzalez explains over the last year, Danry Vasquez completed all of the requirements made in his plea deal including attending classes and paying a fine. 

Gonzalez added, "It was an assault that occurred, we had all the evidence to prove it we just allowed this individual to hopefully get the training and education so he wouldn't continue to assault people where he has relationships with."

This video we requested, was just released by the Corpus Christi Police Department. In it, it shows who police have identified as Vasquez walk into a stairwell with his girlfriend. The video shows the woman being hit twice, then her hair is pulled and the two walk down the stairs, that's when Vasquez hits her a third time. 

They stop to talk, and the man picks up the woman's glasses and puts them back on her. The couple then walks down another flight of stairs where the man strikes the woman again, causing her to drop her purse and glasses once more. 

Vasquez again picks up the glasses and puts them back on her and grabs her purse. That's where the video ends.

Gonzalez said "Yes I've seen the video, that's what happens in domestic violence cases. Every time a man or woman hurts each other that's what it looks like, and it's ugly and what I'm trying to accomplish is to stop that from happening."

As of last week, the case was dismissed. Gonzalez says he's hopeful this situation will have a positive outcome. "I'm hoping Mr. Vasquez will be the poster boy for our program and never hurt somebody that he's in a relationship with and only time will tell."

Vasquez was released by the Houston Astros organization shortly after being arrested and charged. We have since learned that he's signed with another baseball team, in Pennsylvania. 

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