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Murder of women shows increase in first half in DR

SANTO DOMINGO. The murders of women which occurred in the first half of the year numbered 45, which is 18 more than the 37 which occurred in the first half of 2013.

This was revealed in a report released during a press conference by the Attorney General of the Republic, Francisco Dominguez Brito, who considered what happened in the first half of the year to be a “stain” on the process of prevention of women’s deaths.

The official recalled that last year there was the lowest rate in the last ten years.

“It was an unprecedented success for us that we were able to achieve that goal.”

Nonetheless, he said that the critical news is that there is a tendency to decrease, “which was what we were trying for, it broke, and what it has shown us is the tendency to go up, which is very worrisome.”

He said that he felt that it was vital to redouble the prevention efforts to counter the tendency.

“We still have the same situation, nearly 100% of the women that are killed, with some exceptions, have never filed a complaint in the penal system of the Dominican Republic.”

Murder of a woman

Police officers, stationed in San Francisco de Macoris, are pursuing a man identified as a suspect in the death of his mistress by machete blows to the head.

The incident was attributed to the fact that the man became upset because allegedly the woman appeared with a sister in the park in Las Guaranas, where they were holding the local feast day celebrations.

The man was identifies as Tomas Brito Sanchez,37, who is accused of the death of Alba Luz Reynoso Santana, 19, when he found her in front of the stage during the celebrations.

The aggression against Alba Luz occurred at around 11:15 at night and she died at 2:20 a.m. while she was being attended by doctors in a clinic in the city.

Source: DiarioLibre

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