Ex-WNBA star Shoni Schimmel accused of strangling ex-partner

Former WNBA All-Star and Liberty player Shoni Schimmel pleaded not guilty to assaulting a former partner after an arrest Friday in northeast Oregon.

According to The Oregonian, Schimmel has been charged with assault by strangulation of an intimate dating partner and assault leading to significant physical harm in an incident that allegedly took place on June 13, 2021. Schimmel, 29, was first arrested the following day on charges including assault and criminal mischief.

A jury trial is scheduled to begin in June. Schimmel faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in federal prison, three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine if convicted.

Federal authorities arrested Schimmel on Friday, and she appeared in federal court to plead not guilty.

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Shoni Schimmel played for Liberty in 2016.
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Schimmel was a two-time All-Star with the Atlanta Dream in 2014 and 2015. She played for the Liberty in 2016 before sitting out the 2017 season due to personal issues. Her 2018 season with the Las Vegas Aces was her last in the WNBA.

Schimmel also played for Louisville in college and is third on the school’s all-time top scorers list. Ex-WNBA star Shoni Schimmel accused of strangling ex-partner


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