A former Oklahoma Metropolis police officer was discovered not responsible of all expenses in an Oklahoma County district courtroom.
Luis Maldonado went to trial this week for various expenses together with home violence and sexual abuse.
Maldonado took the stand on Friday and admitted to bodily abusing his ex-girlfriend in 2019 after an evening of ingesting.
The jury was given the case to deliberate simply earlier than 5 p.m. Friday. They are going to resolve if Maldonado is responsible of seven expenses, three of which might ship him to jail.
The previous police officer sat on the stand for almost three hours on the ultimate day of witness testimony. Maldonado informed the courtroom an argument between him and his ex-girlfriend, the mom of one among his kids, went too far in August 2019.
The couple was driving house from a nightclub when Maldonado described pushing the lady’s face into the steering wheel whereas she was driving, inflicting her nostril to bleed. He additionally admitted they each had been ingesting.
Sooner or later, the couple pulled into gasoline station and Maldonado bought into the driving force’s seat. They then went to select up their daughter and drove house.
Maldonado denied what his ex-girlfriend testified occurred once they bought to her house. She claimed he spit on her, hit her whereas she was holding their little one after which compelled her to carry out oral intercourse on him. She mentioned Maldonado additionally allegedly threatened her life a number of instances through the evening.
The girl’s coworkers reported the abuse after seeing her accidents. Maldonado admitted he wrote her a script on what to inform investigators over the cellphone. He claimed they labored collectively to not get him in bother.
Prosecutors mentioned the home abuse began two years earlier than Maldonado was arrested. Additionally they mentioned he used his police badge and uniform to intimidate and management the sufferer all through their relationship.
Maldonado was fired from the police division final yr. He has been in jail with no bond because the 2019 arrest.
The jury took lower than two hours to make their resolution.