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Femicide and Homicide alert: Yet another woman killed by her ex-partner in Puerto Plata

PUERTO PLATA – Last night, a man blinded by jealousy killed his concubine and then hanged himself. This crime of passion happened in a humble house in the sector El Semillero in the neighborhood of Puerto Rico in the lower part of Puerto Plata.

The victim of femicide is identified as Massiel UreƱa Torres, 18 years old, while her killer’s name is Tomas Rivera Vargas, 26, who after taking the life of his concubine committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling of the house with an attached sheet to the neck.

Two family are mourning their tragic death. It’s known that the lady refused to reconcile with her husband who was engaged in fishing activities and supposedly was depressed as they had been for several days apart.

Such tragedy has shocked the population of the municipality of Puerto Plata and the neighborhood where it happened.

“My God, what is happening in our society, that every day it gets worse and worse, as we see daily femicide and suicide, being a mother it hurts me very much to see these things, and I am asking God for mercy…, “- said Mrs. Ruth Taveras, a resident of the place.

Source: Puerto Plata Digital

July 12, 2016

Category: DR News |

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