Two men plead guilty to criminal cases


Two men pleaded guilty to two different criminal cases at the Superior Court Wednesday.

Alvin Lizama, 36, and Bernard Chutin, 35, pleaded guilty to their respective charges. Lizama was charged for non-compliance with the sex offender registry act and Chutin was charged with one count of assault and battery.

Superior Court Presiding Judge Robert Naraja conducted the change of pleas at the same time yesterday.

Lizama was sentenced to one-year imprisonment, all suspended except for the 30 days already served.

Lizama will serve three-year supervised probation, 100 hours of community service, and pay all court costs and probation fees.

According to court information, Lizama was arrested for failing to update his information with Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Registry Section on June 2017.

Chutin was sentenced to six-month imprisonment, all suspended. Chutin will be placed on supervised probation for one year, serve 100 hours of community service, and will be required to pay over $500 in fines before the end of his probation.

Chutin was also ordered to attend anger management counseling, not to consume any alcoholic beverages, and to abide by all Commonwealth laws.

Chutin was arrested for grabbing a man by the shirt and shoving him against a truck during an argument in June 2017.

Kimberly Bautista | Reporter
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