Jose Coronado of Simi Valley was sentenced to 16 years in State Prison for assault with a deadly weapon with a special allegation of great bodily injury after a jury convicted him, said the Burbank Police Department in a statement released today.
On July 20, 2012, at 1:45 a.m., Burbank police officers responded to a man on the sidewalk outside the The Park Bar and Grill at 2007 W. Burbank Boulevard with serious facial injuries, according to Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department.
Investigators discovered the male adult victim had argued with Coronado over a game of pool inside the Burbank bar. Both Coronado and the victim were asked to leave the bar and once outside, both appeared to resolve the argument.
According to witnesses, Coronado unexpectedly punched the victim and the victim fell to the ground and landed on a bench. Coronado was observed kicking and punching the victim who remained on the ground before fleeing the scene.
The victim was transported to St. Joseph’s Medical Center and suffered several facial fractures which required surgery.
On July 24, 2012, the investigation identified Coronado as the suspect in the crime. An arrest warrant for Coronado and a search warrant for his residence were served on July 26, 2012, and he was taken into custody.
During the month of February 2014, a jury trial was held in Alhambra court. At the conclusion of the trial, the jury found Coronado guilty. Prior to this arrest, Coronado was already on felony probation for assault with a deadly weapon in a similar incident.
“We don’t know if the victim has suffered permanent damage from this incident,” remarked Ryburn on Thursday, April 10, as Burbank Police released the sentencing information.
Coronado, who is 31, was sentenced on March 4, 2014. While he has been in L.A. County Jail since his arrest in July 2012, he will serve out the remainder of his sentence in State Prison.