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Bassist for CSO arrested for domestic violence

Boris Astafiev (Courtesy Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Boris Astafiev (Courtesy Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

Posted by Trina Kinstler - email

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -- A bassist for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra was in court on Monday morning, charged with domestic violence.

Boris Astafiev, 37, of Cincinnati, was arrested on Sunday. According to court documents, Astafiev's wife says he threatened to poison her, pulled her arm and punched her in the head.

The wedding of Astafiev and his wife was featured in the December 26, 1999 edition of the New York Times.

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