In 2012, Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen founder Sylvia Casares was shot and seriously wounded by her then boyfriend Michael Warren. Just Tuesday (June 24) Warren pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after having been accused of shooting Casares in the abdomen at her Fulshear home. Today, Casares, affectionately dubbed the Enchilada Queen, released this statement:
My reaction to the news that Mr. Warren has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony, was one of relief that this chapter in my life will soon be part of my past when he is sentenced. I forgave Mr. Warren a long time ago, and I am sure he will be sentenced to jail for the appropriate time frame equal to the amount of physical and emotional pain I suffered. I am so very grateful for the outpouring of love and support I received from my customers, employees, friends and family, all of whom have helped me heal. I am at peace now, and completely free to focus my attention and energies on opening of my new restaurant on Eldridge this August.
Warren's sentencing hearing is scheduled for August 29. As she states above, Casares' Eldridge location of Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen is slated to open in August.
· Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen [Official Site]
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