Mexican actor guilty in Miami road rage death

Posted at 7:49 AM, October 5, 2022 and last updated 4:44 PM, July 7, 2023

MIAMI (AP) — A Mexican actor was convicted in South Florida on Tuesday of fatally punching a man during a road rage confrontation.

Mexican soap opera star Pablo Lyle listens to attorneys during pre-trial motions, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, at Miami-Dade Criminal Court in Miami. Lyle was found guilty of manslaughter, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, of fatally punching a man during a road rage confrontation in Miami in 2019. (Jose A. Iglesias/Miami Herald via AP, File)

A six-person jury in Miami-Dade circuit county found Pablo Lyle, 35, guilty of manslaughter, according to court records. He faces up to 15 years in prison.

“Two lives were destroyed by simple roadway anger, a situation we see far too often on our streets and on streets across the country,” Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said in a statement.

Before his arrest in the United States, Lyle starred in several Televisa telenovelas and a Netflix crime show called “Yankee.” His first major role was the lead on “La sombra del pasado.”

Lyle has claimed he acted in self-defense and was trying to protect his children in March 2019 when he punched Juan Ricardo Hernandez, 63, during a confrontation at a Miami intersection.

The unarmed Hernandez suffered a traumatic brain injury and died four days later at a hospital.