"Real Housewives of Miami" star Peter Rosello was arrested for battery today after socking a homeless man in the balls last week, this according to law enforcement.
20-year-old Rosello -- the son of housewife Alexia Echevarria -- was arrested for simple battery, which was categorized as a felony on the police report because Rosello attacked a homeless person.
Florida has a law that classifies attacks on homeless people as hate crimes, meaning they carry stricter penalties.
He's currently being held on $5,000 bond.
Richard Sharpstein, Rosello’s attorney, talked to press shortly after Rosello turned himself in and said, ”He’ll be pleading not guilty. We’ll present the best defense possible.” Sharpstein has his work cut out for him. It’s going to be mighty difficult for him to convince a judge that his client is not guilty when there is video evidence of the incident.
It’s been a rough week for Alexia Ecchevarria. After the Real Housewives of Miami star’s son, Peter Rosello, was caught in the middle of a hobo assault scandal, she’s now dealing with the fallout from her ex-husband (and the father of her two sons) being arrested again — this time for violating his probation.
The Miami Herald reports that on September 13, Pedro Rosello was arrested in Miami for violating the probation stemming from an arrest back in 2007 for sexual battery of a minor. At the time of the arrest, he was sentenced to 12 years. Pedro was previously convicted of cocaine smuggling in 1992 and sentenced to 24 years in federal prison. He was released after serving just four-and-a-half years.
According to online records, Pedro is still in custody at Miami’s Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. There is no word yet on what exactly it was that got him incarcerated or how long he will remain behind bars.