Real Housewives of Miami‘s Alexia Echevarria had a rough past year, and one of the contributors was her eldest son Peter Rosello beating a homeless man and then, stupidly, posting a video of it online! Peter had to turn himself in to Miami authorities a few months ago, but what has been determined in his felony battery case?
GossipExtra has obtained details on this case and it turns out that Peter will not be serving any jail time for this felony! Who does he have to thank for this? None other than the victim homeless man himself!
Peter entered a pre-trial diversion program which is basically a deal made between authorities and the victim, that keeps Peter out of jail as a first-time offender. Peter must complete the six-month program, which is designed to keep first-time offenders out of the system, and then his case will be dismissed. As part of the program, Peter must:
- write an apology letter to the homeless man he beat
- perform 100 hours of community service at a homeless shelter
- donate $1,000 to the victims assistance fund
- complete a class on social values
- pay the investigative costs
Peter’s attorney says, “He’s young, and he made a foolish mistake. He’s going to pay for it in kind.”
Do you think this is a fair assessment of the case? Should Peter have had a different punishment?