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Police arrests 3 for the murder of Cuban-born TV news anchor Claudio Nasco

Santo Domingo.- The National Police on Sunday announced the arrest of Oscar Pérez (Yandel), 19; Luis Manuel Estévez (Macuto or Anderson), 20, and Joel Rafael Miliano (Pateo), 18, who allegedly confessed to the murder of Cuban-born  TV news anchor Claudio Nasco.

National Police spokesman Jacobo Mateo said after committing the crime, the three suspects admitted withdrawing money from ATMs with Nasco’s credit and debit cards.

“In the interrogation the detainees claimed that they contacted the journalist Nasco with Perez’s cell phone for a get-together in that kind of place (motel), as they had done before,” Mateo said in a press conference.

He said “Yandel” and Nasco met in a mall and then went to the motel with the other two suspects, but once there a violent argument ensued over an alleged RD$ 25,000 debt.

Many people believe the slain TV anchor was gay as was the victim of his lovers.

Senior official wants deeper probe

On Monday the Government Ethics Commission president Marino V. Castillo said he believes Nasco’s murder was more than just the result of a spat with his gay lovers, and asks the National Police to investigate. He said it’s possible that Nasco was the victim of murder-for-hire.

Source: DT

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