Dominican Republic govt. corruption a key part in journalists' murder

Leoncio Almá nzar. Photo Z101FM. com. do

Santo Domingo. – The particular historic corruption within the State Sugars Council (CEA) played a key part in the murder of two media during a live broadcast in a town in Dominican Republic´ s eastern region, according to developments emerged Thursday night.

Reports by nearby media say that the victims had been “mediating” in a conflict over the sale for a lot by the CEA to several person, which led to the deadly outcome.

The CEA said it had returned the cash for a failed sale of government-owned property in San Pedro de Macoris to José Rodrí guez, the primary suspect in the shooting murder associated with FM103 radio station director Leonidas Martinez and news anchor Luis Manuel Medina.

Within an October 6, 2016, letter delivered to the CEA, the suspect questioned to be reimbursed RD$119, 500 he previously advanced as down payment for a great deal in the village of El Jagual, which neighbors were using as being a basketball court by, but the organization hadn’t provided another plot.

With a check written upon January 11, the CEA proceeded to “refund for land bought for the same amount ceded by the these days deceased. ”

Plus according to the entity, the sum returned was equal to Rodriguez’s down payment.

Suspect took his own lifetime

The National Law enforcement said the main suspect in Medina’s and Martí nez’s death had taken his own life with one chance to the head when cornered simply by officers.

It mentioned before taking his life, Rodrí guez (José Palmita), 59, terminated at the officers several times in a thicket in the Villa Azucarera district.

Meanwhile San Pedro state prosecutor Digna Ortiz said Rodriguez’s body had only one bullet injury to his right temple.

The historic and widespread corruption in the CEA forced leader Danilo Medina to fire its movie director Leoncio Almanzar last week, but as always with the head  of state, expenses were filed.

 Dominicantoday