Mexican soap opera star Pablo Lyle was found guilty on Tuesday in 2019 of killing a man he fatally hit in the head during a roadside rage.
Lyle, 35, was convicted of manslaughter by a six-person jury in Miami-Dade, court documents show. Lyle, a lead actor in the popular Mexican telenovela Mi Adorable Maldición (My Adorable Curse), faces up to 15 years in prison.
The actor claimed he acted in self-defense when he ran up to 63-year-old Juan Ricardo Hernandez, hit him on the head and threw him to the ground. Hernandez suffered traumatic brain injury and died four days later.
“Two lives have been shattered by simple street anger, a situation we see far too often on our streets and on streets across the country,” Miami-Dade District Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said in a statement.
Surveillance footage of the attack shows Hernandez getting out of his car at a Miami stoplight after angering that Lyle’s brother-in-law cut him off in traffic.
The brother-in-law, whose name has not been released by authorities, was then seen getting out of the vehicle to argue with Hernandez, video showed.
As Hernandez turned to return to his own car, Lyle jumped out of the other vehicle, ran nine paces, and punched Hernandez in the face.
Lyle, who made People en Español’s 2015 list of the 50 Most Beautiful, fled the scene but was later arrested at Miami International Airport, according to his affidavit.
With mail wires
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