Pablo Lyle’s lawyer has asked for a new trial due to inconsistencies in the manslaughter case against the actor, but the judge will give her final decision on February 3.
After being found guilty of manslaughter in the death of a 63-year-old Cuban man in 2019, a Miami judge has denied Mexican actor Pablo Lyle’s request for a new trial.
At a hearing held in the Miami-Dade County Courthouse, Judge Marissa Tinkler Mendez indicated that the defense’s arguments do not warrant a new trial, nor have they occurred in similar cases she has examined.
Pablo Lyle, who is in the room, handcuffed and dressed like a prisoner, will return to court at an early date for his sentencing hearing, which could last up to 15 years.
In early October, on the first day of deliberations, a six-person jury found the Mexican man guilty of manslaughter for the murder of Juan Ricardo Hernandez, 63, in events that took place in 2019.
Once the judgment was known, the plaintiff’s defense filed a petition requesting a new trial, arguing that the facts had not been fully addressed and that some inconsistencies had occurred during the process.
At a hearing last Thursday for the lawsuit, the actor’s attorney, Philip Reisenstein, asked for an independent review of the facts of what he called “excusable murder” and told the judge that Florida law says “people fight and throw punches”.
Reisenstein noted that the evidence presented to the jury erroneously focused, in his opinion, on “stroke, brain swelling, organ failure and brain damage”, none of which were on the actor’s mind. of soap. Opera “Mi Adorable Maldicion” at the time of events.
He repeated, as he did during the trial, that Pablo Lyel acted in self-defense because he feared for his life and the lives of his children, who were “extremely scared inside the car”, like his wife, and for that reason he carried a “use justifiable use of force” against Hernandez, who would in this case be “Aggressor”.
The lawyer pointed out that it was the victim who approached the car, which was driven by Lucas Delfino, Lyle’s brother-in-law, and approached the occupants of the car, slamming the windows hard and “promising insults”.
He maintained that during the court proceedings no evidence or witnesses were admitted that could confirm that Lyell’s reaction was in self-defense. Pablo Lyle, 35, punched Hernandez, who died four days later in a Miami hospital.
The attack took place amid a fight over a traffic dispute in which Lyle got out of the car he was in with his family and ran over Hernandez, who at that moment was returning to his car.
During the court case, lawyers for Lyle, known for his performances in shows such as “La Sombra del Pasado”, requested that the case be dismissed under Florida’s self-defense law.