LOWELL -- A 53-year-old Lowell man with 11 previous restraining orders was held on cash bail after police say he assaulted his girlfriend and cut her hand with broken glass.
Oswaldo M. Gutierrez's girlfriend suffered a minor cut to her finger, but in Lowell District Court Monday prosecutors sought $5,000 cash bail and revocation of his personal recognizance on a pending case of intimidation of a witness. Prosecutor Christopher Minue noted Gutierrez's 11 previous restraining orders and 46 previous convictions on his record.
Gutierrez pleaded not guilty to charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, and violation of an abuse prevention order.
Defense attorney Christopher Spring argued that Gutierrez, who is legally blind, cares for his 77-year-old mother, who appeared in court.
Spring told Judge Elizabeth Cremens his client denies assaulting his girlfriend, something his mother will corroborate. The girlfriend allegedly told EMTs she was high on heroin, Spring said.
Cremens ordered Gutierrez's held on $750 cash bail on the new case and revoked his bail, holding him without bail, on the pending case.
A pretrial conference is scheduled for Sept. 25.
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