Dominicans mark 20 years since a horrific crime
Santo Domingo.- The Dominican Republic today marks 20 years since the horror, tragedy, evil and cruelty that the human being is capable of.
The Jose Rafael Llenas Aybar was stabbed 34 times by his own cousin and his body was dumped in a ravine north of the capital. He was 12.
It is still considered by many Dominicans, the crime of the century and uncovered a web of homosexual, drug trafficking, embezzlement and satanic rituals with upper middle class families, including confessed murderers Mario Jose Redondo Llenas and Juan Manuel Moliné Rodríguez
Also implicated were then Argentina ambassador Teresa Meccia de Palmas, her husband Luis Palmas de la Calzada and their son Martin Palmas Meccia.
Redondo Llenas was sentenced to 30 years and his friend, Moliné Rodríguez were was sentenced to 20 years, and is set to go free on May 5.
The boy’s murder unleashed one of the country’s most extensive searches and then stunned by news of his body’s discovery, further rocked by the confession by his killers, both 19.
The investigation found close ties between Redondo Llenas and Luis Palmas and his son Martin, a circle centered around homosexual-satanic rituals.
“The scandal was enough for the then Argentine president Carlos Menem to suspend the ambassador, and the powerful family left the Dominican Republic just two days before Leonel Fernandez took his first presidential term,” said Guillermo Moreno, who was the National District Prosecutor at the time.
He said despite Redondo’s testimony and evidence submitted by the prosecution, the country wasn’t able to strip Meccia of her diplomatic immunity.
May 3, 2016
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