Norton Man Who Violently Assaulted An Attleboro Man in 2017 Sentenced to State Prison Term
Bristol County District Attorney’s Office
Thomas M. Quinn III
February 5, 2019
A 34-year-old Norton man was sentenced to state prison yesterday in Fall River Superior Court after pleading guilty to charges related to a November 2017 domestic violence incident in Attleboro which left the victim hospitalized for five days, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.
Edras Herrera pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him with assault and battery—causing serious bodily injury, assault with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon—causing serious bodily injury, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery on a household member.
On November 11, 2017, the defendant became enraged when he learned that his girlfriend was allegedly having an affair with another man. The defendant struck his girlfriend, grabbed her by the hair and forced her into his car to confront the other men in Attleboro. When the defendant arrived at the other man’s Attleboro home, he immediately attacked him. The defendant punched and kicked the man in the head several times. The defendant also brandished a knife and threatened to stab the man. During the struggle, the defendant cut his girlfriend’s hand with the knife. After violently assaulting the other man for several minutes, the defendant him left him bleeding on the side of the road. When police eventually found the victim, he was covered in blood and unresponsive. The victim was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital, where he remained for five days due to the severity of his injuries. The victim sustained a broken eye socket, a broken nose, broken teeth and lacerations to his hands.
During a sentencing hearing held before Judge Renee Dupuis, Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Thompson argued for a seven to ten year state prison term. The defense, however, requested a more lenient three years state prison sentence. Judge Dupuis ended up sentencing the defendant to serve four-and-a-half years in state prison, to be followed by two years of supervised probation.
The defendant, who is from Guatemala, had an ICE Detainer placed upon him during the pendency of this case and may be deported as a result of this conviction.
“This was a vicious beating that could have resulted in the victim’s death. The defendant had no regard for the consequences of his actions,” District Attorney Quinn said.
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