The trial of Mexican actor Pablo Lyle, accused in a Miami court of involuntary manslaughter for an event that occurred in 2019, began this week with the jury selection process, which will take place throughout this week.
After multiple delays due to the pandemic, the judicial process finally began and here we tell you all the details about the legal battle that has kept the actor on edge.
How is Pablo Lyle’s trial going?
It was on Tuesday, September 20, when the trial began as well as the first interviews with the possible members of the jury by the judge and the lawyers of both parties.
In this case in which a Mexican is accused of involuntary manslaughter for the death of Juan Ricardo Hernández, 63, of Cuban origin.
The defense and the Prosecutor’s Office have already presented their opening arguments and it was yesterday, Wednesday, when the jury was finally formed to prosecute the artist.
In addition, the actor’s legal team asked the judge to change the process to another city, because fear that the Cuban culture that exists in Miami could influence in the jury’s decision.
However, the judge refused. and argued that “It was not a trial between Cuba and Mexico,” for which they were extremely meticulous with their choice.
On the other hand, the defense seeks to justify Lyle arguing that the victim Juan Ricardo Hernández was a man who had anger problems and that the day before his confrontation with the artist, he had even argued with his partner.
They also hope that the judge will allow them to present the coroner’s testimony that he performed an autopsy on the 63-year-old Cuban, since it could determine if the deceased had any predetermined illness that could have caused his death.
What did the actor Pablo Lyle do?
On March 31, 2019 Lyle, known for his performance in soap operas like “The Shadow of the Past” either “Heart that lies”, hit Cuban Juan Ricardo Hernández, 63 years old.
That day Lyle was on his way to the Miami airport with his son in a vehicle driven by his brother-in-law, Lucas Delfino, when they passed the car driven by Hernández.
At a traffic light, the Cuban got out to reproach Delfino for a maneuver he had made.
In the middle of that discussion, Lyle got out of the car and hit Hernandez, who, according to the images collected by the security cameras of a nearby gas station, he collapsed instantly and after spending four days in the hospital, he lost his life.
A Miami-Dade County coroner’s report revealed that Hernandez died as a result of “Complications of blunt head trauma and indicated “homicide” as the probable cause of death.
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The Mexican, known for his performance in the movie “Mirreyes vs Godínez” is out on bail and under electronic surveillance.
With information from EFE