Man Who Beat Ex After Release from Prison Pleads Guilty


Anthony Pangelinan Santos, the man who police say beat up his ex-girlfriend within hours of being released from prison, pleaded guilty in court yesterday.

As part of a plea deal with the court, the 37-year-old pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault in the third degree and three counts of misdemeanor violation of a court order.

On May 28, upon his release from prison, Santos went directly to his ex-girlfriend’s house and beat her in front of her son.

Police say the victim’s son called for help because his mother, covered in blood, could not walk. Santos has a history of violence, including one involving the same victim.

Because the court accepted the plea agreement, the remaining charges of aggravated assault as a second-degree felony, advanced stalking and two charges of family violence are dismissed.

Santos will face a jail term of up to 10 years in prison. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for November 13 at 2 pm.