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High Court upholds prison sentences in Paya Massacre

Santo Domingo.- The Supreme Court on Friday read its final verdict which upholds the 30, 20 and 10 year prison sentences against the accused of killing seven Colombians in the village Ojo de Agua, Paya township, Baní, southern Peravia province on August 4, 2008.

National Appellate Court lead prosecutor Francisco Polanco said the ruling puts an end to the drug trafficking and murder case known as the Paya Massacre.

The high Court upheld the sentence of 30 years in prison against Luis de Jesus Lara Martinez, Ricardo Guzman Perez, Miguel Peña Figuereo, Edward Mayobanex Rodriguez Montero, Antonio Manuel Roche Pineda and Jorge Luis Chalas.

It also upheld the 20 year prison sentence against Andres Tapia Balbuena, Yaneuri Manuel Calvo Tejada, Dennis Jairo Rodriguez Perez, the Nicaraguan Orin Clinton Gomez, and 10 years in prison against Scarly Aristy Rosa de Guzman and Jesus Sanchez Pina.

The defendants were found guilty of the killing of the Colombians Darío José Atencio Vargas (aka El Jefe, El Don, Cañarete), Eduardo de León (aka Negro Bollo, El Gordo), Jesús David Del Río Han (Blanquito) and Oscar Darío Naranjo Mejía (Fierrito), murdered in a shakedown over a major shipment of cocaine and a large sum in dollars.

Source: DT

April 1, 2016

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