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Blas Peralta sentenced to 30 years in jail

The First Collegiate Court of the National District sentenced transport czar Blas Peralta to 30 years in the La Romana Jail (Centro de Rehabilitación y Corrección de La Romana – Cucama) for the murder of former rector of the state university, UASD, Mateo Aquino Febrillet. Peralta is the president of the Federación Nacional de Transporte Dominicano (Fenatrado) truckers association, known for imposing its cargo transport market share with vandalism.

Peralta was also found guilty of attempted murder against Omar Enriquillo Sosa, Rosa Elaine Mañaná, Joel Antonio Soriano and Edward Montás.

Peralta was also ordered to pay compensation of RD$10 million to the Aquino’s widow, Rita Yomaris Solís; and RD$7 million to each of the three children and RD$1 million to Omar Enriquillo Sosa Méndez. The Aquino Febrillet family lawyers had requested RD$100 million in compensation for each of the children and RD$200 million for the widow.

The court also sentenced three for being accomplices and for attempted murder. These are former Police colonel Rafael Herrera Peña to five years, with a reduced jail sentence of three years at the Najayo Jail. Also Gerardo Félix Bautista Mena and Franklin Venegas to eight years in Najayo Jail each. The prosecution had requested five years.

The decision was taken by judges Ingrid Fernández, Claribel Nivar and Leticia Matos. The full decision will be read on 1 August 2017.

The murder occurred on 11 March 2016. Peralta’s defense bar was able to postpone the hearing for more than a year.

The presiding judge also sentenced Peralta and accomplices for attempted murder against Edward Montás and other persons against whom Peralta fired when they were riding in the SUV with Mateo Aquino Febrillet. Aquino Febrillet had been serving as mediator in a conflict over political candidacies between Blas Peralta and Edward Montás, but the discussions in an Av. Anacaona restaurant got out of control and Aquino Febrillet had left with Edward Montás to be followed by Blas Peralta in another vehicle.

Source: DR1. Listindiario

July 15, 2017

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