The Mexican actor Pablo Lyle, who in October was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for a fatal assault after a traffic fight in Miami-Dade County (Florida) in 2019, will hear this Friday the sentence issued at a hearing by Judge Marisa Tinkler Mendez.
Lyle, 36, faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.
The judge rejected his request to repeat the trial two months ago and ratified the conviction for the death of Juan Ricardo Hernández, a 63-year-old man of Cuban origin with whom he had an altercation near the Miami airport.
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The actor punched Hernández after a fight that was recorded by security cameras.
The victim died four days later at a hospital from a brain injury.
Lyle's lawyers unsuccessfully requested that the trial and verdict be annulled, alleging inconsistencies and that no evidence or witnesses were admitted that would have shown, according to a thesis that the judge denied, that the actor acted out of fear for his life and that of others. their children.
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From the beginning of the judicial process, Lyle's lawyers indicated that he acted in self-defense, but that claim was rejected by a higher court that ordered the trial.
The actor from the Netflix series
, and soap operas such as
La sombra del pasado
My adorable curse,
has been detained since the six members of the jury delivered their verdict on October 4, since the judge denied his request to continue under the house arrest in which he was until that moment.
The deadly incident occurred in March 2019, when Lyle's brother-in-law was driving the actor, his wife and their two children to the airport.
According to the security videos, Hernández stopped his car at a red light, got out and approached the window of the vehicle in which the actor was traveling to claim that they had blocked his way.
Pablo Lyle appears in court at the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building in Miami, Monday, Dec. 12, 2022.Carl Juste/Miami Herald via AP
Lyle's brother-in-law got out of the car and argued with Hernandez, but when he saw that his vehicle was moving he returned to his seat.
Then Lyle, who was in the passenger seat, got out, ran towards Hernández and hit him in the face, according to the videos.
The car with the actor left the place, and Hernández was left lying on the ground, alone.
Hours later, the actor was detained at the Miami airport when he was going to board a flight to Mexico.