A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office:
ISABEL ZARATE-GONZALEZ FOUND GUILTY OF AGGRAVATED DOMESTIC BATTERY, DOMESTIC BATTERY, AND AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that 29-year-old Isabel Zarate-Gonzalez, formerly of McHenry, Illinois, was found guilty following a jury trial of aggravated domestic battery, two counts of domestic battery, and aggravated assault.
The People presented evidence at trial that Zarate-Gonzalez fled to Mexico in May of 2018.
The jury trial commenced in his absence after he failed to appear in court on July 30, 2018.
The evidence at trial showed that the Zarate-Gonzalez strangled the victim, caused bodily harm, and held a knife to her throat.
Zarate-Gonzalez faces up to seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
If Zarate-Gonzalez is sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections, his sentence will be served at 85%.
Sentencing is scheduled for September 28, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. before the Honorable Judge Cowlin.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorneys Mary Ann Scholl and Victor Escarcida.
The investigation was handled by Sgt. Clesen and Det. Roske of the McHenry Police Department.