Trial for Kirkland resident Hope Solo set for Nov. 4

Hope Solo - Reporter file photo
Hope Solo
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Kirkland resident and Olympic gold medalist Hope Solo was back in court Monday for a hearing at the Kirkland Justice Center in connection with her arrest for domestic violence at the beginning of summer.

Solo was arrested in June after a family argument turned violent at her half-sister's Kirkland home. She later pleaded not guilty. The trial date was scheduled for Nov. 4 during the court appearance Monday at the Kirkland Justice Center.

"I love my family dearly," Solo wrote on Facebook in an apology just after the incident. "We, like all families, have our challenges but my sincere hope is that we are able to resolve this situation as a family. Adversity has always made us stronger and I know this situation will be no different."

Solo was the goalkeeper for last two U.S. Olympic women's soccer teams and played for the University of Washington. She also plays for the Seattle Reign of the National Women's Soccer League and was forced to miss its game in New York on Sunday.

This is not the first time that police have been called to an incident involving Solo in Kirkland. Police were called to Solo's Holmes Point home in November 2012. The police report for the incident stated that an altercation between eight different people took place at the home during a house party and a stun gun was used. Stevens was arrested in the case but was never charged.

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