Villalona, 19, turned himself into police the next day after the man was shot in a bar in La Romana. According to the AP report, Villalona will appear in court on Monday and could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
The Giants in an official team statement today said: "The Giants were disappointed to learn that there was an incident in the Dominican Republic last night in which an individual was killed and one of our minor league prospects, Angel Villalona, may have been involved. We will monitor the situation closely and trust that the judicial process in the Dominican Republic will resolve the matter promptly and fairly."
Villalona signed with the Giants out of the Dominican Republic in 2007 for $2.1 million, a franchise record for an amateur signing bonus at the time. Villalona spent the 2009 season with high Class A San Jose in the California League, where his prospect status dropped as he hit just .267/.306/.397 in 74 games.
Update: Villalona told Dominican newspaper Listin Diario that he is "inocente" of the charges filed against him.
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