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Larry Hernandez: Mexican Singer Arrested On Kidnapping & Assault Charges

Fri, October 2, 2015 9:48am EDT by 13 Comments
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This is just terrible. Mexican singer, Larry Sanders, is currently facing charges in South Carolina on accounts of kidnapping, assault and assault with battery. We have the disturbing details.

Larry Hernandez, 38, was arrested due to an outstanding warrant on Sept. 25 at the Ontario airport, according to police records. Charges included kidnapping and assault, allegedly of a concert promoter, who went on to report the incident to authorities in South Carolina. Larry attended a hearing in San Bernadino, CA on Sept. 30, where the judge ruled his extradition to South Carolina to face those charges.

The alleged victim had reportedly neglected to pay Larry the desired amount for a specific show and, consequently, Larry both held him captive and attacked him, according to Spanish newspaper, La Opinion. Later, the victim allegedly made claims of the attack to the Newberry Police.

During the proceedings, Larry decided to forego his right to a trial in California and instead will be sent to South Carolina as soon as possible, where the charges originated. Several members of his family, including his wife, were present in the courtroom.

Earlier in September, in an interview with Al Rojo Vivo, Larry called the allegations against him “lies.” He also said that, as a public figure, he was not hiding from police, and they knew exactly where to find him, if they were after him.

Larry performs a type of music known as narco-corridos, which has become popular amongst drug cartel members for its songs which tell fables of Mexican folk heroes. However, as time has gone on, performers of narco-corridos have begun to sing explicitly about the drug lords, which certainly fits in with criminality.

Larry became internationally known as a result of his reality show, Larrymania, which he shot in Mexico beginning in 2010.  The series aired on NBC’s Mun2 for four seasons.

Such an awful situation. We are sending our thoughts and prayers to those involved.

— Casey Mink