US judge Alan S. Fine imposed on Mexican soap opera actor Pablo Lyle a $ 50,000 bail on Monday banning him from leaving Miami until the next hearing, scheduled for May 1, in connection with the death of a man 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. last March 31.
Lyle, who until now was released on $ 5,000 bail, must wear an electronic shackle once he deposits the new bail.
The Prosecutor's Office had requested that a bail of one million dollars be imposed on "a possible case of murder in the second degree," but Judge Fine only set the amount of 50,000, as requested by the defense.
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 posting bail of $ 5,000.
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 the death of Hernandez was known on Friday, ordered the actor to appear at a hearing on Monday to review bail.
"Mr. Lyle will appear whenever the court requires it," his lawyer, Bruce Lehr, told the Miami Herald.
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 he returned to the vehicle when he realized that it was moving.
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.