Milestone ruling, Dominican Republic terrorist gets 35 years in prison
Santo Domingo.- In a milestone ruling, a Dominican Republic court on Tuesday handed down the first ever maximum penalty on a conviction for terrorism.
The National District 4th Panel Court sentenced Frankelis Holguin Medina to 35 years in prison, the country’s maximum penalty, for setting fire to a car of the Santo Domingo Metro, where 20 people were hurt, one of them permanently disfigured.
Court judges Pilar Rufino Diaz, Daira Medina and Gisel Naranjo found Holguin guilty of violating Law 267 on terrorism, and of attempted murder.
The court handed down its ruling citing sufficient evidence to convict the accused, as requested by prosecutors Laura Vargas and Julio Saba.
March 8, 2016
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