Monday, June 5, 2023

Bail has been set at $3 million for the man accused of murdering Judy Enith Torres Pantoja

Judge Carlos Capó, of the Humacao Court, found the case of finding the arrest and today, Thursday, a global bond of $3 million against Jeison Rijos Martinez to the intimate woman Judy Enith Torres Pantojawhose body was found on Tuesday, in a state of decomposition, under a blanket in a desperate structure, in Naguabo.

Colonel Robert Rivera Mirandaassistant commissioner in the criminal investigations of the Police Bureau, indicated that after the surrender of Rijos Martínez, who had a sensitive relationship with the 40-year-old victim, the prosecutor’s office presented the case to Humacao and the judge found the case for arrest. for crimes against women, destruction of evidence and Weapons Law.


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“We are not going to go in a unique situation. It is known that he was with a knife, so we prepared the evidence to hand over to the prosecution. We have his confession and everything has been confirmed. (…) They had a relationship of seven months,” said Miranda Rivera.

Jeison Rijos Martínez confessed and turned himself in to the Police. (to be supplied)

According to the police investigation, the body of Torres Pantoja was found covered with a black plastic blanket, from the premises of a deserted residence, located on Juan R. Garzot street in the urban area of ​​Naguabo, just steps from the house. the victim

From the investigation of the authorities, Rijos Martínez 23, Torres Pantoja was killed with a knife, from several puncture wounds.

After the woman’s family reported her missing on Sunday at 7:00 am, the police mobilized their team to search for her, and found her body at 3:20 am on Tuesday. The last time they saw her was on Saturday, according to the marshals.When this was reported, she was already dead.“, Rivera Miranda pointed out.

Rivera Miranda identified Torres Pantoja as the mother of two 17-year-old twins and a 21-year-old girl.

The victim shared that he had protection against his partner, but none in relation to Rijos Martínez. In addition, he stated that the defendant had no previous criminal history and said that there were no complaints of incidents of violence.

This happened inside the residence. Later he takes her dead from there. There was never any previous complaint between the two“, commented the colonel.

The case was consulted with the prosecutor Daniele Feliciano, of the Specialized Unit in Gender Violence, who filed charges for the violation of articles 93E of the Penal Code (murder in the form of feminicide), 285 (destruction of evidence) and 6.06. the possession and use of a knife) of the Arms Law.

Rijos Martínez did not post bail to be admitted to prison until a preliminary hearing on June 7.

“We always encourage citizens that if they become aware of an act of abuse or reproductive violence by a neighbor or family member, they can confidentially communicate with the Police at (787) 343-2020, and give the information there and we will.” We will take care of the investigation,” Rivera Miranda urged.

According to the Gender Equality Observatory, in 2023 eight intimate femicides were committed: Carmen Torruella Santiago (January 1), Katherine Duque Bruno (January 6), Ivette Vélez Flores (February 22), María Clorinda Rivera (February 27), Lilliam Haydee Vázquez (April 3), Ana Jiménez Rosario (April 14), Jesmarie Rivera Santiago (May 9) and Judy Enith Torres Pantoja (May 23).

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