Jose Canseco’s Fiancee: He Threatened To Kill Me!

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Jose Canseco Leila Knight

By Daniel Gates

Jose Canseco Leila Knight

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Jose Canseco’s fiancee called 911 over the weekend and told police he’d threatened to kill her. Leila Knight made the alarming call shortly before midnight on Saturday to report an alleged domestic incident. According to TMZ, Knight says Canseco went berserk after she dumped him.

She tells the outlet that Canseco threatened to kill her and her mother, allegedly repeating the threat “20 times.” Police responded to the call and spoke with both Canseco and Knight. No arrests were made, although a warning was issued.

Canseco is insistent that Knight made up the threats, and that he’s the one who broke up with her. He explains to TMZ that Knight is “slandering” him because he doesn’t want to be with her, calling her “too controlling.” Canseco says he’ll take a lie detector test to prove his innocence.

It’s been a strange period for Canseco. Last month, he shot off part of his middle finger in a gun accident. A couple of weeks later, his reattached digit fell off during a poker tournament. Canseco shared a graphic picture of the situation on Twitter. In happier times, last year, he and Knight were pulled over by police while they had diaper-wearing goats in the backseat.

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