|Peter Alexander Rosello on the red carpet with his mom, Alexia Echevarria, left, |
and in a slightly less glamorous Miami-Dade County Jail booking photo.
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...Peter Alexander Rosello.
Twenty year-old Peter Rosello has had a pretty good life.
His parents are well-known and successful. His mother, Alexia Echevarria, - aka the "Cuban Barbie" - is a cast member on the Bravo TV series, "Real Housewives of Miami." When she's not making a fool of herself on TV, she's the executive editor of something called Venue Magazine.
Rosello's father is Herman Echevarria, "a former Hialeah City Council president, former chairman of the Hialeah Chamber of Commerce and Industries and a well-connected marketing executive" according to this March 2011 Miami Herald article.
Rosello, a graduate of Monsignor Pace High School, lives with his parents in their $1.2 million home on Miami Beach. Life is good.
Since graduating from high school, Rosello hasn't done much of anything. But that doesn't mean he hasn't been busy.
It appears that young Rosello spends most of his time posting pics on his Facebook page.
And now, because of one of his childish Facebook postings, Rosello is facing some very serious, grown-up criminal charges.
According to the Miami Herald, last week, Rosello posted a YouTube video on his Facebook profile that showed him punching a sleeping homeless man in the groin.
The video, which shows Rosello addressing the camera, saying “punching a hobo in the nuts,” was posted on Rosello’s Facebook page.
On his page, Rosello also apparently wrote: “I feel bad for those people. didn’t mean to offend anyone. they got my love, i always give them like 5 bucks or weed.”
Today Rosello surrendered to Miami Beach police and is now facing a single count of felony battery (arrest affidavit embedded below) in connection with the attack. His parents have retained flamboyant - and high-priced - attorney Richard Sharpstein to defend their son.
Two days ago, Rosello's mother, Alexia, tweeted, "My husband and I are saddened by the situation we find ourselves in, involving our son Peter. We know very little at this stage, but we are confident that this circumstance will be resolved. This has been a very difficult year for our family and together we will get through this. I just want to thank all of our friends and family for their continued support."
Perhaps one way Rosello's mom can "resolve" this "situation" is to get him some counseling. It appears her son has some issues with homeless people. Scroll through his Facebook photos and you'll see series of four photos of another sleeping man, who appears to also be homeless.
But, picking on those less fortunate might be something that young Rosello learned by watching and listening to his mother. Looking down on people who aren't fortunate or successful seems to run in the family.
Last year, on an episode of "Real Housewives," Alexia dissed Hialeah residents by calling them "lower" and wanting "to live vicariously through the socialites portrayed in [the pages] of her magazine."
So, welcome to the Random Pixels Losers Corner, Peter. And don't worry...weve saved a seat for your mom, too. After all, it's probably her fault that you're such a loser in the first place.