Retired deputy accused of choking wife bonds out
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A retired Broward Sheriff's Office deputy accused of choking his wife during an argument has bonded out of jail.
After spending the night in jail in the Miami-Dade County jail, 33-year-old Maury Hernandez appeared before a bond court judge Monday morning to face charges of felony battery by strangulation. In the arrest form, police said Hernandez had choked his wife, who happens to be a Miami-Dade Police officer, during an argument over their baby, Sunday night. The report says he grabbed her so hard she could not breath.
The judge ordered Hernandez to not have any contact with his wife. He will be permitted to see his 15-month-old son once a week at his parent's home.
As he got into the sport utility vehicle waiting outside the jail, he was surrounded by his parents, family members and his lawyer. His brother spoke to Josue Hernandez, as he arrived at the courthouse. "We have no comment, right now," he said. "This will all play out in court in due time, and we will take it from there."
Asked if his brother was a violent person, the brother said, "No, he is not, but we're not going to have any further comment on that."
Hernandez was released just before noon. He walked out with his head covered under a jacket and sped off in the SUV not long after his release.
The retired Broward Sheriff's Deputy was first in the public eye back in 2007, after he survived a gunshot wound to the head. The shooting occurred after he pulled over David Maldonado for running several red lights. Maldonado pushed Hernandez before running away, he then turned around and fired his gun at Hernandez. Amazingly, Hernandez himself called for help after being shot. Maldonado was later found guilty of attempted murder.
Just last year, Hernandez was in the spotlight again after he shot a homeless man who he claimed was threatening his children. The homeless man survived.
Hernandez paid $2500 to bond out of jail.
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