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Officers investigate a BPD officer involved fatal accident at Panorama Drive and Mount Vernon Avenue that occurred early Friday morning. BPD officer David Nelson was killed in the crash.

Henry A. Barrios / The Californian

Julian Carlos Hernandez has been found guilty repeatedly since 2004 of hitting his wife or those defending her from him.

His felony record in Kern County appears to start in December 2004 when he tried to see his estranged wife, Alice Hernandez, at the apartment she was sharing with friend Lisa Lopez and her boyfriend.

Court records indicate that the boyfriend, Ricky Torres, asked Hernandez to leave.

But five or 10 minutes later, Lopez told the court, she saw Hernandez climb over a wall into the small patio outside her bedroom.

He entered the house and demanded to see his wife, she testified.

When Lopez got in the way, Hernandez hit her in the neck, court testimony shows.

Hernandez pleaded no contest to a single felony charge of false imprisonment with violence. Charges of stalking, trespassing with intent to injure, battery and assault were dismissed.

Then, on April 4, 2007, officers were called to an apartment in the 3700 block of K Street where they found Alice Hernandez crying in a chair in the front yard, her face red.

Officers, according to reports in the case file, said she tried to point at Hernandez when she thought his back was turned.

He pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of inflicting corporal injury on a spouse and was sentenced to a year in jail.

A felony domestic violence charge was dismissed.

In August of 2007, online court records show, Alice Hernandez tried to divorce her husband, with whom she had four children.

But the divorce was never finalized, according to records.

In 2009, Julian Hernandez once again pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge. Court records indicate he punched his wife in the face during an argument, giving her a black eye.

In October 2010, Hernandez served 30 days in jail for a different kind of charge after he shot himself in the leg with a revolver he told officers he found, court records show.

He pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of felon in possession of a firearm, avoiding a felony version of the same charge.

Then, at 6 a.m. on April 4, 2012, Hernandez kicked down the door of his wife’s apartment and accused her of cheating on him with other men, court records state.

He took his estranged wife’s phone, and a daughter’s phone, and left the house.

Police went looking for him at his brother’s home and reported that when they found him walking along a nearby street, he ran from officers.

They eventually found him hiding out in his room at his brother’s house and arrested him.

He pleaded no contest to one felony count of vandalism of $400 or more and served a short jail sentence. But in November 2014, he failed to report in for a probation check and was sentenced to serve the full 180-day sentence.

On Saturday he was arrested on charges that he led BPD Officer David Nelson on a chase that ended in the officers’ death.

 

 

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