Miami – US judge Alan S. Fine imposed on Mexican soap opera actor Pablo Lyle a bail of 50,000 on Monday banning him from leaving Miami until at least the next hearing (May 1), in connection with the death of a man that hit in a traffic discussion.
The actor’s mother fainted in the middle of the hearing to which Lyle appeared,whose lawyers defended that he only punched the then deceased and that “he never intended to kill anyone”, so “it is not a case murder”.
The audience was also attended by the actor’s partner, the actress Ana Araujo, and the son of Juan Ricardo Hernández, the 63-year-old Cuban who died last Thursday at Miami’s Jackson Hospital, to whom he was transferred immediately after the incident. Sunday, March 31.
Lyle, who until now was on bail of $ 5,000, must wear an electronic shackle once he deposits the new bond.
The Prosecutor’s Office had requested that a bail of one million dollars be imposed on “a potential murder case in the second degree,” but Judge Fine only set the amount of $ 50,000 as requested by the defense, and he withheld the passport from the actor. .
According to a video recorded by a security camera, after hitting Hernandez, the car in which Lyle was traveling as a passenger left the place leaving the Cuban unconscious on the floor.
The 32-year-old actor was arrested hours later and then placed on probation after paying $ 5,000 bail.
On Tuesday, April 2, he asked the court for permission to travel to his country, which was granted by Miami-Dade County Magistrate Lisa Walsh.
That same judge, when Friday saw the death of Hernandez, ordered the actor to appear at a hearing on Monday to review bail.
“It’s a tragedy, an absolute tragedy, but Mr. Lyle did not intend to kill anyone, it’s not a murder case,” Bruce Lehr, one of the two Mexican lawyers, told the media at the end of the hearing.
The lawyer confirmed to Efe that Lyle, who appeared dressed in a blue suit, will remain in Miami “at least until May 1,” when a hearing is scheduled in which the Prosecutor’s Office evaluates to present against the Mexican actor murder charges in the second grade.
The defense tried without success, at least until the May 1 hearing, that Judge Fine would not retain his client’s passport and allow him to return to Mexico to “comply with his professional and work commitments.”
“There is no evidence that he will disappear, he lives (Lyle) in a neighboring country like Mexico and has collaborated at all times with the authorities,” the defense said.
The lawyers informed the judge that Lyle had received “multiple death threats on social networks” since the news of the death of the man he punched.
But for the prosecution, the Mexican is a “violent individual who brutally beat and killed a man of 63 years,” as shown, according to the accusation, in the video of the security camera that recorded the aggression.
This is a case of “potential crime of murder in the second degree (…) and the video proves it. (Lyle) is suspected of murder and leaving Miami is absurd,” the prosecution said.
Lyle, protagonist of the telenovela “My adorable curse”, declared that he left the scene because he feared for the safety of his six-year-old son, who was traveling with him.
According to the police report, and as seen in the video of the security camera, Hernandez got out of his car at a red light and came to claim through the window to the occupants of the vehicle where Lyle was going because he They had closed the way.
The driver of the car in which Lyle was traveling came out and got into an argument with Hernandez, but then returned to the vehicle when he realized that it was in motion.
The actor, who had also gotten off the car, gave the man a punch in the face that left him lying on the floor unconscious.
According to local media such as America TeVe, Hernandez had planned to marry last Friday with his partner three years ago.