CAMERON COUNTY, TX — A jury in Cameron County Court at Law No. 1 rendered a guilty verdict against Rio Hondo resident Noel Ortega for assaulting a family member in September 2011.
Ortega, 39, used a beer can to cause severe facial injuries to the family member. Ortega was watching a boxing match with family and friends when he became upset and committed the assault.
“Our gratitude goes to the jury,” said Assistant District Attorney Salvador Garcia. “Justice was served.”
Assistant District Attorneys Garcia and Omar Saenz prosecuted the case. Judge Arturo McDonald will sentence Ortega Jan. 23. Ortega faces up to a year in jail and a up to a $4,000 fine.