By Bay City News Service A jury found a Salinas man guilty of committing domestic violence and in violation of a criminal protective order in Monterey County on Friday, according to a Monterey County district attorney. Monterey County District Attorney Dean D. Flippo said Friday that Sylvester Gutierrez, 34, was found guilty of corporal injury and battery to a cohabitant, as well as 19 counts of violation of a criminal protective order.
Gutierrez also had a prior conviction in 2002 for assault with a deadly weapon, Flippo said. Statements from the victim of domestic violence and photographs of her injuries were presented to the jury. The victim did not testify in court, the district attorney said. Gutierrez will be sentenced on April 4. The maximum sentence he can face is 10 years and eight months in prison and 21 years in county jail, according to the district attorney.
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