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Ex-Scandal star to stand trial over brawl

2014-12-24 22:00

Los Angeles - Former Scandal star Columbus Short has been ordered to stand trial on a charge that he punched and seriously injured a man outside a Los Angeles restaurant earlier this year.

Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Mark Zuckman ruled Tuesday after a preliminary hearing that prosecutors had enough evidence to go to trial.

A witness testified that Short delivered a running punch during a fight in March, causing Fenton Hyche III to lose consciousness and fall to the ground.

The actor left Scandal after being charged with felony battery in the case and in a separate domestic violence case involving his estranged wife.

Short's attorney, Michael Levin, said Hyche was prepared to fight the actor and his client was acting in self-defense.

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