After it was reported that Alberto El Patron’s upcoming trial would finally begin next Monday, it has now emerged that charges have been dropped.
The decision was made after a hearing on Friday. This stemmed from there being a missing witness and as a result, the charges were dropped. The case has now been officially closed.
A statement from El Patron’s legal team can be found below. As transcribed by Lucha Libre Online (before being translated from Spanish to English):
“We hereby want to inform you that as of today, December 10, 2021, the Honorable Judicial System of the state of Texas has officially dismissed Mr. Alberto Rodríguez, known in the wrestling industry and contact sports such as Alberto Del Río or Alberto El Patron. In this way, Mr. Rodríguez is officially exonerated of ALL the charges against him. We want to thank the Texas court system, the laws of the United States, the family Rodríguez, Mr. Rodríguez’s legal team, his friends and Lucha Libre Online for always supporting him in this process. It was a long process, but in the end, the truth came out. There is nothing that makes you more excited than to meet again with the ring you fell in love with for the first time when I was just a kid. Because of this, we confirm that Señor Rodríguez will be restarting his career in the wrestling and contact sports industry. Thank you all for your attention.”
Por este medio queremos informar que a partir del día de hoy, 10 de diciembre del 2021, el Honorable Sistema Judicial del estado de Texas oficialmente ha liberado de todos los cargos (dismissed) al señor Alberto Rodríguez, conocido en la pic.twitter.com/3B6czcIlAJ
— Lucha Libre Online (@luchalibreonlin) December 10, 2021