Mexican Netflix star has manslaughter trial set for March 2021 after landing fatal punch on 63-year-old man during a road-rage altercation in 2019
- A Florida judge announced Thursday that Mexican actor Pablo Lyle will face trial in March 2021
- Lyle’s manslaughter charge stems from a fatal road rage incident in Miami in March 2019
- The 33-year-old actor punched 63-year-old Juan Ricardo Hernández, who suffered a fracture skull and died four days after he was hospitalized
- Lyle is known for his work in the Mexican soap opera ‘My Adorable Curse’ and the Netflix series ‘Yankee’
A Florida judge has set the date for the manslaughter trial Mexican Netflix actor Pablo Lyle, who is accused of fatally punching a 63-year-old Miami man during a traffic incident in 2019.
Florida 11th Circuit Judge Marlene Fernández-Karavetsos said Thursday the 33-year-old actor’s trial will begin March, 15, 2021. The announcement was made via a Zoom video conference court hearing.
Lyle is best known for his work in Mexican soap opera ‘My Adorable Curse’ and the Netflix series ‘Yankee’.
The Mazatlán native was hit with manslaughter charges after surveillance video showed him punching Juan Ricardo Hernández in the middle of a busy Miami street the afternoon of March 31.
The blow sent Hernández crashing to the pavement. He suffered a fracture to the right side of the skull and internal bleeding from the fall, and was declared dead April 4 after his family gave the order to have his life support turned off.
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Mexican soap opera star Pablo Lyle will go on trial in March 2021 for a manslaughter charge after he was involved in a fight in which he punched 63-year-old Juan Ricardo Hernández on March 31, 2019 in Miami before he died four days later at a hospital
Juan Ricardo Hernández (pictured) suffered a fractured skull and internal bleeding following the March 31, 2019 road-rage incident with Mexican actor Pablo Lyle. He was declared dead four days later when his family gave the order to have his life support turned off.
Lyle is under house arrest and has been staying in Miami with his family. He is required to wear an ankle monitor which allows the court to track his whereabouts 24 hours a day.
He appeared before Fernández-Karavetsos in January when his legal representatives asked her to allow the actor to travel to Mexico so that he could visit his family and possibly return to work.
However, Fernandez-Karavetsos shot down the request and told Lyle and his attorneys that there would be no guarantees that the actor would come back to Miami.
Pablo Lyle (center) charges at Juan Ricardo Hernández before he punched him during a traffic altercation March 31, 2019 in Miami. Hernández fractured his skull and suffered internal bleeding before he died four days later at a hospital
According to the extradition treaty in place between Mexico and the United States, the Mexican government can decided against handing Lyle over if he purposely decided not show up for his court hearings in Miami.
The road rage incident was captured on video and shows the moment the unarmed Hernández confronted Lucas Delfino, Lyle’s brother-in-law.
Delfino was behind the wheels of an SUV that allegedly cut off Hernández on a highway.
Delfino then hopped out and then turned away from Hernández when he noticed the car started to roll across the intersection.
Lyle then appears to come out of the car and rushes towards Hernández, knocking him out and sending him crashing to the ground.
Hernández died less than a week later from his injuries.
The trial was set to start in February but the judge allowed to postpone it because one of the prosecutors would be on maternity leave.
Fernández replaced Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Alan Fine, who in August shot down Lyle’s request to have the case thrown out on under Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” immunity law.
Fine then ruled that the law did not apply to Lyle because he charged at Hernández as he was walking away and then assaulted him.
Lyle has argued in court that he acted in self defense because Hernández threatened him and his family. An appeal of Fine’s decision was made.
Lyle is due back in court in October for a hearing to analyze the case.