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The Office of Permanent Attention of the Judicial District of Santo Domingo East ordered on Friday, 8 October 2021 that Police agent Janil Disla Batista and motorcycle driver Rafael Castillo Nova serve one year of preventive custody in San Pedro de Macoris jail. Disla Batista has admitted to having fired the shot that killed 36-year old Leslie Rosado in Boca Chica on 2 October 2021. Castillo Nova is accused as an accomplice. What is known is that Rosado, an architect, at around 8pm had left the Santo Domingo Yacht Club to ride home with her daughter.

Disla’s lawyer, Luis Lopez, said that his defendant acted blinded by rage, after seeing his family lying on the pavement after an alleged brush with the vehicle driven by Leslie Rosado. “He did not know what he was doing,” expressed the lawyer, who said that the legal category attributed to the action by his...

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