KENDALL COUNTY – Paul Alexander Casiano was found guilty by a jury on July 31 for felony of Assault-Family Violence with a Prior Conviction, according to the Kendall County Criminal District Attorney’s Office.
The District Attorney’s Office stated that the trial began on Tuesday, July 30 with the State of Texas being represented by Special Victims Prosecutor Nick Socias and Casiano being represented by attorney David Parent.
During the trial, the jury heard that Casiano had been previously convicted of assaulting the same victim and that he was violating a family violence protective order against him by being within the vicinity of the victim, said the District Attorney’s Office.
The recent incident took place on May 6, 2017, when the victim was riding her bike home from work with her 2 young children. Although Casiano’s previous assault conviction resulted in multiple protective orders against him in an attempt to protect herself and her children, he still managed to find her, said the Kendall County Criminal District Attorney’s Office.
The DA continued to say that the victim was pushed down and rammed off of her bike while she screamed for her children to run home.
Officials said that the victim’s 10-year-old daughter turned around and saw Casiano striking her mother and telling her he was going to kill her.
The victim was reportedly hospitalized and treated for her injuries sustained by Casiano.
“Kendall County jurors once again showed that they believe and care about domestic abuse by finding the defendant guilty,” said District Attorney Nicole Bishop. “Their verdict has protected not only this family but our entire community from a dangerous and violent offender. My office will continue to prioritize these cases and fight to obtain justice for victims.”
Casiano requested that the judge assess his punishment on August 30, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. and has also applied for probation.
According to the District Attorney’s Office, in addition to the charge Casiano was found just guilty for, he is also facing charges for Continuous Violation of a Protective Order, another felony offense, for following the victim around the county.
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