'AGT' Finalist Michael Ketterer Will Not Be Charged in Domestic Violence Case: Report

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Michael Ketterer on America's Got Talent. 

America's Got Talent finalist Michael Ketterer will not be charged following an arrest last week on a domestic violence charge. According to TMZ, the L.A. City Attorney's office has declined to file charges against 41 year-old pediatric mental health nurse Ketterer, who was taken into custody on Sept. 20 after police were reportedly called following a fight between the singer and his wife in their Hollywood hotel room.

When police arrived to investigate they reportedly noticed a red mark on his wife, but Ketterer said the incident was a misunderstanding; he was later released on $50,000 bail. A spokesperson for the LAPD confirmed that to Billboard Ketterer will not face any charges.

Ketterer came in fifth place at last Wednesday's (Sept. 19) AGT finale, where he performed "The Courage to Love," a song written for him by country superstar Garth Brooks. Ketterer was invited to sing the song at Brooks' Notre Dame Stadium concert on Oct. 20, but Brooks said he later rescinded the invitation after speaking to Ketterer.

A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Citty Attorney's office could not be reached for comment at press time.


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