Three persons killed while transporting chickens in Bávaro
Three men were murdered at dawn on Thursday, 9 March 2017, in Veron, La Altagracia in a poultry truck in Veron, in which they were occupants. The victims were identified as 33-year old John Kenny Morla Mercedes, the driver of the truck, and his assistants, nationalized Haitians 28-year old Johnny Benoit de los Santos, and 38-year old Sony Fis Joseph.
The men were traveling in a white Hyundai truck (license plate 1348525). The Police said they were murdered around 4am. The motive may have been robbery.
The Police said the criminals used branches, rocks and other obstacles to force the truck to stop on the Mata Mosquito-Bavaro stretch. The Police suspects that when the truck did not stop, the assailants opened fired.
Forensic doctor, Dimas Bobea told El Nacional that the driver of the truck was a resident in La Romana and had three bullets in his thorax and another in the left arm; Benoit had an impact in his left arm and Fish in the front of his face. The driver had two RD$50 bills in his pocket, and Benoit had RD$60.
The owner of the truck, Francisco Avilas, said that the truck had left at midnight from Higuey to transport the chickens.
The Police say that the truck had delivered half of its cargo and the murderers could have thought they were carrying cash.
The Police said 36 persons have been detained and are being questioned by authorities. The Police are waiting for a report from the owner of the truck to determine if the transporters carried cash on them that was stolen from the delivery that was made at 2am.
Source: DR1, Lisitndiario
Mar 11, 2017
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