Court orders 150 years for murder of artist José Carlos Hernández
SANTO DOMINGO. 150 years of jail were spread out to five of seven defendants for the murder by 27 stab wounds of the artist José Carlos Hernández the son of the deceased merengue musician Jochy Hernández and the journalist Maria Del Carmen Hernández.
The maximum sentence was imposed on Miguel Angel Bautista Mota (El Bola), Maximo Darvin Almanzar Guerra (Warrior), Jesaisas Benjamin Mota Lorenzo (Nino), Jorege de Jesus Mancebo and Argenis Antonio Batista Rodriguez (Prototipo).
At the same time because of a insufficient amount of proof during the trial Irving Frank Hernández Matos (La Yarda) and Dyango Xavier Herasme Matos (Dyango Puñala) were absolved.
The sentence was issued by the Fourth Collegiate Tribunal of the Penal Chamber of the Court of the First Instance of the National District.
The judges Pilar Rufino Diaz, presiding, Daira Medina and Clarivel Nivar Arias imposed the maximum sentence against the defendants accepting a petition from the prosecutors Danny Silvestre And Kelvin Colón.
Likewise they ratified the coercive measures of preventive custody against the defendants sentenced to the greater penalty.
And I like manner they ordered the and to the coercive measures and the immediate release of the defendants that were discharged. The incident occurred on to September 2012 in front of a nightclub located on Winston Churchill Avenue, in the Piantini area.
During the trial the prosecutors presented evidence collected at the crime scene related to the investigation.
Likewise there were serious debates regarding the voluntary presentation of the 10 inch knife by the defendant Bautista Mota.
The court was also presented with a legalized medical certificate regarding the physical injuries against Oscar Alberto Recart Arzeno who appeared during the trial as a witness for the defendant Mota Lorenzo.
He was on vacation
Young José Carlos Hernández Hernández was a musician and a rock band and has resided for some time in Argentina.
At the time of his murder he had been in the country for several days on vacation. He was the son of the merengue singer Jochy Hernández, whose death was untimely and the outstanding news broadcaster and actress Maria Del Carmen Hernández.
Jose Carlos was the drummer for the rock group Exsanguination Throne and appeared in concerts in Argentina and around the world.
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