Roberto Lopez, 33, of East Boston, pled Guilty today to several Crimes of Violence Charges for allegedly trying to run down his cheating girlfriend, along with the friend, with his car.
According to the Essex County District Attorney’s Office, on June 1, 2010, Lopez allegedly spotted his girlfriend, Vilma Rosales, along with her ‘other boyfriend’, Edwin Pineda, near the area of Union Street in Lynn, Massachusetts, and ran them down with his car.
Lopez allegedly tried running them down again, but both Rosales and Pineda were able to get out of the car’s way. Not to be outdone, Lopez then got out of the car and started kicking Rosales in the head; and then ran after Pineda, pinned him to the ground and began punching him.
According to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, Lopez allegedly told responding Lynn Police Officers that he was pissed when he saw Rosales with Pineda together in Lynn because she had promised him that she would stop seeing Pineda. Although Lopez and Rosales were not married, they were apparently together for 8 years and had 2 children together.
Both Rosales and Pineda suffered injuries as a result of the attack by Lopez. Rosales suffered a broken knee and femur; Pineda suffered a deep gash on one of his legs.
Although the Essex County prosecutor requested a state prison sentence of at least 7 years, the Judge sentenced Lopez to 5 year in state prison, with 2 years probation following his release.
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