Former Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner was charged with attempted murder on Tuesday after allegedly assaulting and threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend over the weekend in the Los Angeles suburb of La Verne, Calif.
Browner, 33, won a Super Bowl in his only season with New England (2014). He is from nearby Pomona, Calif.
Here’s a timeline of events that led up to Browner’s arraignment on Tuesday:
■In September 2017, Marin Foster, Browner’s ex-girlfriend and the mother of two of his children, files for a temporary restraining order against Browner. In her written application, Foster cites Browner as having assaulted her, broken her tailbone, busted her eardrum, and given her several black eyes. Foster also intimates Browner threatened to kill her, quoting him as saying, “Imma bust on you. Imma dangerous man.”
■In October 2017, despite Foster’s claims, the court finds no basis on which to issue a permanent restraining order
■On May 6, 2018, prosecutors allege Browner inflicted “unjustifiable physical pain and mental suffering” against a 2-year-old child, as well as using “force and violence” against Foster. The incident occurs in Pomona.
■Browner had five criminal cases filed against him between the court’s October ruling and the May 6 incident. On May 15, 2018, three of the five cases are dismissed.
■In June 2018, Browner pleads no contest in Los Angeles County Superior Court to misdemeanor charges of battery and cruelty to a child by inflicting injury. He receives one day in jail, three years of probation, 48 hours of community service, and an order to stay clear of the victim for three years.
■On July 8, 2018, at 10:07 a.m., Browner breaks into Foster’s home, per police reports. Someone noticed a man attempting to break through a locked window at the La Verne residence and promptly notified police.
■Prosecutors say once Browner was inside he threatened to kill Foster. Browner chased her, dragged her, and attempted to smother her in a carpet. Police also cite Browner as having “physically forced the victim back into her residence” when she tried to escape.
■Browner flees the scene before police arrive. He leaves carrying a Rolex watch valued at around $20,000.
■Browner is arrested hours later in Azusa, Calif., on suspicion of felony charges.
■Police reports from the scene indicate the victim held a restraining order against Browner, who had previously been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.
■On July 10, 2018, Browner is indicted by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office on four felony charges. In addition to the attempted murder charge, Browner is facing prison time on counts of felony robbery, burglary, and false imprisonment, along with two counts of child endangerment.
■Browner faces a maximum sentence of life in prison, per the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. Browner’s arraignment will be continued on July 30. His bail is set at $10 million.