State Rep. Carlos Henriquez was convicted Wednesday of assaulting a woman, whom he was dating, in Arlington in July 2012, according to Boston.com.
After a week-long trial, Henriquez, a 37-year-old Democrat from Dorchester, was convicted by a Cambridge District Court jury on two assault and battery charges and acquitted on a third, according to the report. He was also acquitted of an intimidation of a witness charge and a larceny under $250 charge.
Judge Michele Hogan sentenced Henriquez to 2.5 years, six months of which will be served behind bars, according to Boston.com. The remaining time will be suspended for two years.
According to authorities, Henriquez picked up the victim, Katherine Gonzalves, a then 23-year-old college student, at her mother’s home in Arlington in the early morning hours of July 8, 2012. When their conversation heated up about their relationship, Henriquez choked and punched Gonzalves, forcibly keeping her in the car, while he drove around Boston for two hours, authorities said.
Gonzalves eventually jumped out of the moving vehicle on Forsyth Street in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood, according to authorities.