RB Ray Rice Marries Fiance/Victim of His Alleged Aggravated Assault – Would Ohio Law Bar his Now-Wife from Testifying?

Many of you may have heard about Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, who on February 15, 2014, got into a domestic dispute with his fiancé at a New Jersey casino and allegedly knocked her unconscious.  On March 27, 2014, an Indictment was filed charging Mr. Rice with Aggravated Assault.  On March 28, 2014, Mr. Rice married his fiancé, who no longer wants to proceed with the criminal prosecution.  Many of the articles I have read state that Mr. Rice married his fiancé in order to be able to invoke the “marital privilege” and prevent his now-wife from being forced to testify against him at trial.