Sean Donis caught his wife cheating, and now he’s facing up to 15 years in jail. He has been convicted of burgling and assault after catching his wife cheating with her boss.
In 2016, Nancy Donis, 38 who was Sean Donis’s wife, had told him she was going out to dinner. Donis was at home to look after their 5-year-old son. When he couldn’t find his iPad, he turned on the Find My iPhone app to locate it.
The software showed the electronic device moving toward an unknown location; he knew that his wife must have taken it so he decided to follow her. After trailing the movement of the iPhone, he arrived at a house and opened the unlocked door.
On the second floor, he found his wife in bed with her boss, Albert Lopez, 58. He grabbed his iPhone and then recorded two brief videos of them in bed.
The New Jersey man got a letter last July informing him that a grand jury had indicted him on charges of felony burglary and unlawful surveillance for the April 2016 incident.
“I feel like it’s unjust what they’re doing to me,” said Donis, 37, to the New York Post in September. “It’s like I’m being punished twice.” He appeared in court in September, where he pleaded not guilty. His second appearance happened on Friday.
“I was in fear,” Lopez testified of the moment when Sean Donis caught him in bed with his wife. “I kept telling him, you need to get out of here,” Lopez told the jury hearing Donis’s felony burglary case.
The incident left Lopez traumatized.
“I couldn’t go to sleep. I had repeated memories of what occurred. I started to go through the house and check all the doors and make sure they were locked,” he said.
Lopez also testified that Sean Donis’s wife had told him they were separated and he had the thought that Donis was entirely out of the scene.
The husband’s lawyer, Howard Greenberg, told jurors that the husband actually “deserves a medal,” not a jail sentence, for uncovering his wife’s unfaithfulness without physically harming his rival.