BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A Kern County jury has convicted a man in a domestic violence case.
According to officials, in August of 2018, Gregorio Lomeli Nunez threatened to kill two family members while pointing a gun at them. According to court records, Nunez then threatened to kill the family members if they called the police. Officials said they found the gun hidden in the backyard four days later.
On March 20, 2019, cops were notified that Nunez threatened the same family members, this time, with a knife.
"Nunez cornered one victim while stabbing the door behind her with a knife, and then kicked and strangled the victim.," the D.A.'s office said in a release.
Nunez reportedly fled before officials arrived to the scene but was arrested that same day.
In a statement, District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer said “Attempts to intimidate victims of domestic violence are illegal and will be prosecuted. Threats to witnesses typically result in longer sentences, and even make a case stronger, as the threats are a clear indication that the defendant knows what he’s done is wrong.”
Nunez was convicted of 17 felony counts, including Assault with a Firearm, Criminal Threats, Witness Intimidation, Child Abuse, and Domestic Violence. He faces up to 50 years in prison and is scheduled to be sentenced on August 28.