Man convicted of assaulting St. Cloud State student to be sentenced Wednesday | #students | #parents


Online court records show a man who entered a guilty plea to one count of third-degree assault will be sentenced Wednesday morning in Stearns County.

The sentencing hearing for 21-year-old Ezayah Marcell Gomez Oropeza, of Burnsville, is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m.

Gomez Oropeza was arrested last fall after a fight on the 700 block of Eighth Street South left a 20-year-old man in a nearby home injured. The victim was identified by family as Chad Waldrop, who added he needed facial reconstruction surgery and five metal plates to be added to his face.

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As previously reported, a person with Gomez Oropeza’s name was listed as a member of the university’s wrestling team. The school issued a statement on Twitter, saying a student-athlete in question had been suspended as the school did an investigation.

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Gomez Oropeza entered a guilty plea in July, records show.

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