PLAINVILLE - A Hartford woman has pleaded not guilty to hitting a Plainville man in the head with a baseball bat.
Emily Echevarria, 28, is facing felony charges after allegedly smashing the victim's car windows outside his home May 7, around 3:30 a.m., and using the same bat to strike him in the head twice, according to police.
On Wednesday in Bristol Superior Court, she pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree assault, first-degree criminal mischief, first-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree breach of peace. After being appointed a public defender, her case was continued to July 11.
According to police, after Echevarria allegedly smashed the victim's car windows, he left his home to see what was going on. As he got outside, the man, her former boyfriend, was allegedly struck twice in the head with the bat, police said. Police described the injury and the action as “splitting his head open.”
The victim, who has not been identified, declined medical treatment at the scene, but later went to the UConn Health Center in Farmington. While at the hospital, the man played a voice mail for police, which he said was left by Echevarria, in which a woman told him she had a “baseball bat with (his) name on it,” according to the police report.
According to the report, Echevarria - who is being held on $150,000 bond - told police the victim had assaulted her three weeks ago in Hartford, breaking her nose, and that that’s why she “did what she did."
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.