Parolee faces more prison after guilty plea

Ramos-Mercado

A parolee who saw but a month of freedom will be going back to state prison after he pleaded guilty to charges related to the vicious beating of a woman last year.

Luis A. Ramos-Mercado, 36, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Genesee County Court to attempted first-degree burglary with the promise of a sentence of five years in prison, with five years of post-release supervision.

Judge Charles Zambito set sentencing for May 26.

Ramos-Mercado was released from prison May 14 after serving about eight months of a one-to-three year term for forgery-related convictions.

Less than a month later he was arrested after he entered a woman’s house and beat and choked her into unconsciousness, along with stealing some of her property.

He was charged with second-degree assault, attempted second-degree assault, second-degree strangulation, endangering the welfare of a child who was present in the house, first-degree burglary, first-degree criminal contempt of court and fourth-degree grand larceny.

He later was indicted on those charges, along with charges of menacing, attempted first-degree burglary and criminal possession of a weapon for a January 2019 attack on the same woman.

Ramos-Mercado remains in jail pending sentencing.

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