Puerto Plata prosecutor requested detention of a couple accused of murdering a US citizen Brent Lewis
PUERTO PLATA Today Attorney deposited to the Judge of the Office of Permanent Attention of this jurisdiction, the application of coercive measures against citizens Frank Sorichette and / or Carleone Frankie and Mary Geraldine De La Rosa Batista, whom they are accused of being associated in killing and robbing Brent Renault Lewis, dated November 3, 2014.
It was reported that during the investigations carried out by the Public Ministry and the National Police determined that the defendants planned to take the life of the victim and then fraudulently take possession of his properties.
The criminal plot was organized by Frank Sorichette and / or Frankie Carleone and Mary Geraldine De La Rosa Batista, who murdered and then dismembered the body, using an electric saw and a sharp axe, of Mr. Brent Renault Lewis inside his villa, located in the residential Lomas Mironas, Sosua.
Defendants cut the body into pieces, put them in plastic bags, and loaded the bags into the vehicle Dodge, model Caravan, the property of the deceased, and threw the bags out in various locations.
After several months of research, as of May 15 this year, the researchers tracked part of the deceased body, near Loma Picada, provincia Espaillat, preceding the National Institute of Forensic Sciences (INACIF) to perform the corresponding DNA, which found that the limbs are consistent with the DNA of the children of Mr. Lewis, which proofs his death.
The Public Ministry is putting every effort to clarify this fact and achieve a severe sentence.
In the coming hours the hearing where the prosecution will request custody as a measure of coercion, for violation of Articles 265, 266, 295 and 296 of the Dominican Penal Code criminalizing conspiracy and murder is known.
It is recalled that both defendants are kept in custody for the fact related to the falsification of documents by which they sought to appropriate the assets of the deceased.
Source: Puerto Plata Digital
Nov 4, 2015
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