San Francisco Bay Area Violent Crime

Ricardo Balli Gets 6 Years for Domestic Violence Against 3 Women

A Gonzales man was sentenced to six years and eight months in prison for domestic violence charges involving three different female victims, Monterey County prosecutors announced Friday. Ricardo Balli, 24, was found guilty of four felony charges and a special allegation that he inflicted great bodily injury to one of the three victims.

All three victims testified in October, prosecutors said, detailing how Balli attacked them. One woman said he struck her at the King City Fairgrounds in May 2016 with so much force that she became unconscious and later needed 13 stitches to heal her injuries.

Another victim said Balli attacked her at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital when she was three months pregnant.

Prosecutors said he battered the third victim, his current girlfriend, in the parking lot of a Pizza Factory in Salinas in 2016.

The woman who Balli attacked at the fairgrounds “bravely” made a statement at the sentencing hearing, prosecutors said. They granted her a restraining order against Balli for 10 years. Balli was convicted of battery causing serious bodily injury, assault by means likely to cause great bodily injury, domestic violence and vandalism.

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