After years of stalling, the trial of Luis Angel Ocon finally started on Wednesday
Ocon, 41, is charged with multiple assault and battery counts stemming from an Aug. 19, 2011 incident in which he is accused of badly hurting his girlfriend.
DA's Office notes show that the prosecution and defense opening statements were presented in the first day of the trial, and that the victim, her son, her daughter and Detective Jonathan Sebring all testified as witnesses.
The trial resumed Thursday morning with further prosecution evidence followed by the start of the defense case.
According to San Mateo County District Attorney's Office media notes, Ocon and his then girlfriend of four years began arguing that night about the behavior of Ocon's son.
Ocon became "enraged and called the victim names and pushed her around and punched her twice," DA's Office notes reveal.
Ocon's son then joined in on the beating. According to the DA's Office, the woman's children then came in the room, were scooped up by the victim and taken to another room where she called police.
Police noted that the victim had lacerations that required stitches and acute head injury.