JEFFERSON — A man who faced several charges in a domestic violence case was found not guilty after a two-day trial and an hour of deliberation.
Santos Corrales, 39, of Conneaut, was found not guilty on one second-degree felony count of burglary, one fourth-degree felony county of domestic violence and a second-degree misdemeanor count of domestic violence, a court official said.
Corrales’ case went to trial last week before Judge Marianne Sezon in the Ashtabula County Court of Common Pleas.
A jury returned not guilty verdicts on all charges against Corrales after less than an hour of deliberation, according to his attorney David Per Due.
“I think the evidence and the timeline of the woman in this case didn’t add up,” Per Due said. “The evidence just wasn’t there to support a conviction.”
Corrales’ ex-girlfriend accused him of kicking in the door to her residence last summer at a home in the 3100 block of Station Avenue in Ashtabula after he moved out, Per Due said.
He was also accused of throwing a pan and threatening to burn the house down along with the children and dogs.