Retired BSO deputy accused of strangling wife reaches deal

Maury Hernandez agrees to enter domestic intervention program for 6 months, submit to tests

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MIAMI - A retired Broward Sheriff's Office deputy who was shot in the head during a traffic stop in 2007 has reached a deal that could lead to his domestic violence charges being dropped.

Former BSO Sgt. Maury Hernandez was arrested in February for allegedly strangling his wife. He was ordered to stay away from her son and their son.

Hernandez was charged with felony battery by strangulation.

On Thursday, Hernandez agreed to enter a domestic intervention program for 6 months and submit to tests.

According to authorities, Hernandez qualified for the Pre-Trial Intervention Program. At his request, Hernandez was allowed to enter the program with some special conditions.

Hernandez will be required to complete the 26-week domestic intervention program, be screened for mental health issues and receive treatment, said authorities.

Hernandez is currently receiving treatment through his own doctor. Authorities said he will be required to be screened and receive any appropriate treatment for alcohol dependency, and he will be required to attend and complete parenting classes.

Additionally, officials said Hernandez is required to continue to stay away from Ms. Linen, the victim.

Upon the successful completion of all the special conditions, and if he is not arrested again, authorities said the case will come back on calendar in no fewer than six months.

At that time, authorities said if he has successfully completed the program and meet all of the conditions, the charges would be dismissed.

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