There will be no trial in the matter involving the abduction and assault of Piatra Tuncap as her assailant will be taking a deal with the government.
Brian Kevin Cruz was set to plead guilty to family violence and felony on felony release charges today. However, the matter has been pushed back due to Cruz being ill.
His attorney, Douglas Moylan, told the court that the matter has reached resolution as his client has agreed to take a deal with the government. The plea deal is pending finalization with minor corrections needing to be made by the Attorney General’s Office.
Cruz was implicated in the case after home surveillance footage captured him forcing Tuncap into a vehicle. She was held captive and assaulted over the course of 24 hours before Cruz let her go.
A hearing has been set for Jan. 21 at which time a change of plea date will be issued.