Navy responds to inquiries in Leslie Rosado murder

An officer and three enlisted men, who were on board the truck that appears in the video of the pursuit of the white SUV driven by architect Leslie Rosado, last Saturday, 2 October, are under the control of the Internal Affairs Office of Navy, the Armada informed on Wednesday, 6 October 2021.

“The institution, as part of routine activities, every day deploys a significant number of personnel and vehicles in its areas of responsibility, which include the municipality of Boca Chica, which is why, last Saturday, 2 October, a Navy truck was captured in a video circulating on social networks, moments when it was returning to base after having made the distribution of security services in the area,” explains the statement that was posted on the Instagram account of the military entity.

Likewise, the Navy said that the General Command of the Navy had requested the integration of a mixed committee to carry out “a thorough investigation” to help clarify the happenings that resulted in the death of a 36-year-old professional.

The Navy says the officer and the enlisted men are available in case the Public Prosecutor’s Office requires them.

A court is scheduled to hear on Thursday, 7 October 2021 the request for a year of preventive detention against Police corporal Janli Disla Batista. The Public Prosecutor’s Office accuses voluntary manslaughter and criminal association.

The video shows the Navy truck in apparent pursuit of the motorcycle and SUV. As reported, Rosado would eventually stop and it was then that Disla Batista shot at the 36-year old architect in the head through the window of the vehicle. Her 15-year old daughter was with her at the time of the crime.

The Public Prosecutor’s Office accuses Disla Batista of having committed voluntary manslaughter and criminal association.

In addition, the motorcycle driver Rafael Castillo Nova, who transported Disla Batista to the place of the crime, is being held for investigation purposes.

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7 October 2021