Year of preventive custody to six police accused in pastors’ murder


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Feb 20, 2019

The Permanent Attention Court of Villa Altagracia handed down one year of preventive imprisonment to measure coercion against the police agents accused of killing 37-year old Joel Diaz and 36-year old Elisa Muñoz.

Judge Sugeldi Rosario Mena declared complex the case. Privates Anthony Castro Pérez and Juan Samuel Ogando Solís, the corporal Ángel de los Santos and the sergeant Domingo Perdomo Reyes were sent to the El Pinalito Correction and Rehabilitation Center in La Vega. Lieutenant Victorino Reyes Navarro and Corporal Norquis Rodriguez Jimenez were sent to the Special Operations Prison.

After the hearing, Fatima Sanchez, chief prosecutor of Villa Altagracia, said the case’s investigation has just begun. She says they cannot rule out other suspects. Others insisted at the courthouse that Colonel Cesar Mariñez, who at the time was the commander of the...

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