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Former Edmond Athlete To Stand Trial For Assault

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Anthony Morales is now awaiting trial for a felony assault charge following a holiday brawl that left Ty Hensley hospitalized. Anthony Morales is now awaiting trial for a felony assault charge following a holiday brawl that left Ty Hensley hospitalized.
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Wednesday, testimony began surrounding the scuffle between former Edmond athletes Ty Hensley and Anthony Morales. Village Police said the fight last year stemmed from a conversation about signing bonuses.

Anthony Morales is now awaiting trial for a felony assault charge following a holiday brawl that left Ty Hensley hospitalized.

Hensley was the 2012 first round pick of the Yankees and another Edmond star athlete.

Village Police reported the fight between the two athletes started over a conversation about signing bonuses. But the fight ended with Hensley in the hospital, his jaw broken in two places, a black eye and several stitches.

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Hensley's attorney called the attack on his client "vicious."

"An unprovoked Mr. Morales attacked Ty with the initial blow to the back of his head which knocked him unconscious and to the ground," said Jacob Diesselhorst, Hensley's Attorney (Jan. 2015).

Two of the girls inside the home during the fight testified before a judge on what they remember from that night.

One of the witnesses, Logan McCray recalled hearing Morales tell Hensely "I got signed around $3 million" before she left the room. McCray told the judge she did not see the fight, but heard the commotion.

But McCray's roommate, Meghan Van Stavern, claimed she saw Morales hit Hensely "three to four times" then take off.

Morales' attorney claimed Hensley instigated the fight.

“I know this. And I know Ty knows this. He knows who started that fight and it wasn't Anthony," said Joe White Jr., Anthony Morales' attorney (Jan. 2015).

Prosecutors ended Wednesday's hearing before Hensely could testify. He left the courthouse without a comment.

Henlesy's attorney told News 9 he was able to play in spring training, but due to an arm injury he's out for the year.

Morales' next court date is scheduled for July 15th.

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