A 27-year-old Palmdale man charged with kidnapping and attacking his female roommate pleaded no contest Tuesday.
Omar Oswaldo Hernández pleaded no contest to attempted murder and kidnapping, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.
In exchange, the prosecutor agreed to dismiss two other felony counts in connection with the case – battery with serious bodily injury and criminal threats.
Hernández is scheduled to be sentenced on May 20. He’s facing a sentence of 13 years and eight months in state prison.
The case stems from an incident that occurred April 8 in Palmdale.
Hernandez hit and strangled his roommate after she refused to be in a relationship with him, according to Deputy District Attorney Theodore Swanson.
The victim lost consciousness during the attack, and when she awoke, she was in Hernández’s truck. Not knowing where Hernández was taking her, the victim jumped out of the moving truck so she could escape, Swanson added.
A 14-year-old Good Samaritan saw the victim near 25th Street and Avenue S and called 9-1-1.
The case was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Palmdale Station.
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