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Delcy Yapor’s widow calls her death a double tragedy

The death of 55-year old Delcy Miguelina Yapor Acosta, who died of a bullet wound while driving her van on Monday, 20 March 2017, has not only affected her family but also that of the man who shot her by accident.

The family of Yapor received the sympathies from the family of Franklin Padilla Nunez, who accidently shot Yapor while aiming at two people on a motorcycle who had just robbed a woman of her handbag. They have acknowledged that Padilla, a former air force officer, was trying to be a good citizen and detain two supposed criminals.

Yapor received the mortal wound when doing her morning job of taking children to school. At the time of her death, two children were in the van on their way to school. Yapor was a mother of four daughters.

Her widow, Leandro Acosta, in a mass held at the Buen Pastor Church, called for citizens not to use deadly force to try to stop a crime. “Those of us who are not part of the police should not get involved, because now we see the tragic consequences of taking such action,” said Acosta with resignation. He said that when society fails in delivering justice, the people want to take justice into their own hands, and an almost animal-like instinct comes forth. He observed that everyone wants to go around with a gun to catch a thief and eliminate him,” lamented Acosta who said the country is facing a critical moment.

Source: Dr1, Hoy

Mar 23, 2017

Category: DR News |

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