Woman enters guilty plea in Plainville bat attack

Published on Thursday, 6 December 2018 21:01


PLAINVILLE - A Hartford woman has pleaded guilty to hitting a Plainville man in the head with a baseball bat.

Emily Echevarria, 28, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of third-degree assault and first-degree reckless endangerment during her hearing on Wednesday, in Bristol Superior Court.

She also admitted to violating her probation and was sentenced to a year in prison. She has been ordered to complete the 18 months remaining on her probationary period, which she is serving for a 2016 conviction for third-degree robbery.

In accordance with the plea bargain, state prosecutors agreed to reduce a second-degree assault charge to third-degree assault. Several other charges were not pursued.

According to police, Echevarria smashed the victim’s car windows outside his home on May 7, around 3:30 a.m., and used the same bat to strike him in the head twice.

After Echevarria smashed the windows, police said, the victim left his home to see what was going on. He was then hit twice with the bat, “splitting his head open,” police said.

The victim 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 had been left by Echevarria, in which a woman tells 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.

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

Posted in New Britain Herald, Plainville on Thursday, 6 December 2018 21:01. Updated: Thursday, 6 December 2018 21:03.