Woman charged in Plainville bat attack may take plea deal

Published on Wednesday, 12 September 2018 20:40
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

@muszynskiBP

PLAINVILLE - A Hartford woman accused hitting a Plainville man in the head with a baseball bat could be looking to accept a plea bargain.

Emily Echevarria, 28, allegedly smashed the man’s car windows outside his home around 3:30 a.m. May 7 and used the same bat to strike him in the head twice, according to police.

Echevarria, who is being held on $150,000 bond, appeared Wednesday, in Bristol Superior Court, where her lawyer, Matthew Dyer, said he anticipates a resolution of the case on her next court date, Oct. 3. Dyer said the time she has served will figure into that resolution.

Echevarria has pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree assault, first-degree criminal mischief, first-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree breach of peace.

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.

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 told police the victim had assaulted her three weeks ago in Hartford, breaking her nose, and that’s why she “did what she did.”

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or jmuszynski@bristolpress.com.



Posted in New Britain Herald, Plainville on Wednesday, 12 September 2018 20:40. Updated: Wednesday, 12 September 2018 20:43.