Latin Grammys 2018
Larry Hernandez Pleads Guilty to Minor Offense in South Carolina Court Appearance
Mexican singer Larry Hernández pleaded guilty to a charge against him for a minor offense in a South Carolina court appearance on Oct. 24.
Following his arrest last year for kidnapping, assault and assault with battery charges, Univision reports that the "Gente VIP" singer appeared before a judge to plead guilty to disorderly conduct ("alterar el orden"), a minor offense for which the judge sentenced him to a six-month probation.
The charges mentioned above, stemming from an incident in South Carolina after a performance on Aug. 16 of last year, have since been removed, after Hernández's lawyers reached an agreement with the plaintiff.
Besides the six month probation, Hernández will also have to pay a monetary fine to compensate the victim for any emotional distress. The amount will be determined in the upcoming months.
In an interview with Billboard last July, the star of NBC Universo's reality show Larrymania said he had become a "better man" after his arrest and the month he spent in prison.
"This opened my eyes to many things -- things I can’t even say. Things I can’t even say in my reality. I realized there were people close to me who wanted to take advantage of my misery. Now I’m very cautious of where I step and how I open my mouth and move my tongue to say the right words."