FAIRFIELD — The boyfriend of a divorcee who ran down her ex-husband at a West Texas Street trailer park was ordered Monday to stand trial on attempted murder and felony assault charges.
Saul Perez, 24, was sitting in his Toyota Camry on the night of March 17 when the ex-husband walked up and stood in front of the stopped car, according to testimony at Perez’s probable cause hearing.
“If you want to stand in front of my car, watch this,” Perez blurted out before hitting the accelerator, according to witness descriptions recounted during the hearing.
Perez struck the ex-husband, who bounced off the front bumper of the Camry before being dragged under the car until he tore loose from the Camry, which sped off down West Texas Street before it broke down a few miles away.
The trailer park’s managers heard arguing before the sound of the revving motor and the sound of a car hitting and dragging something. Passengers in the car with Perez later told police he was laughing as he ran down the ex-husband, who ended up several broken ribs and a crushed pelvis, police said.
Judge Peter B. Foor ordered Perez to stand trial on the charges, which could carry a life sentence if he is convicted.
Perez was ordered back to court Oct. 22 when he will be arraigned and when dates for a jury trial may be set.
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