Dbacks broadcaster pleads not guilty to assaulting wife

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks broadcaster accused of threatening to kill his wife has pleaded not guilty in the case.

Miguel Perez Quintana entered the plea Thursday in a Phoenix courtroom.

He is due back in court on Nov. 13 for an initial pretrial conference.

Quintana, who has been the play-by-play voice of the Dbacks’ Spanish broadcasts for 16 seasons, was arrested in July for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, threatening, and criminal damage.

Police said officers responded to Quintana’s home after receiving an emergency call of domestic violence.

Police arrived to discover that Quintana’s wife had lacerations on her left hand, and smudges on her leg.

She told officers that Quintana had been jealous and began looking through her phone while she was asleep.

She found her husband in their kitchen looking at the phone, and when she asked him to give it back an argument ensued.

Quintana allegedly broke the phone by throwing it on the floor, which prompted his wife to threaten that she was going to break his computer.

Quintana reportedly told his wife he would kill her if she broke his computer, and then threw her to the ground and slapped her.

Quintana is also accused of putting a knife to his wife’s neck and telling her that he was going to kill her.

The fight eventually ended when their son walked into the room. The son would go on to call 911.

Following his arrest, Quintana was suspended by the Dbacks.