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Cuban businessman, founder of President Supermarket, sentenced to life in prison for murder of his wife’s lover in Miami

Cuban Manuel Marin, the former owner of President Supermarkets, was sentenced on Monday to life in prison for the 2011 murder of his wife’s lover.

In total, Marin, 69, was sentenced by a Miami-Dade judge to life in prison for the kidnapping charge, with 30 years for involuntary manslaughter and 15 years for conspiracy to commit kidnapping, local Southern media from Florida reported. .

The businessman was found guilty in March of previous charges, including one for the murder of one of his former partners in a South Florida commercial chain, as well as was acquitted of second-degree murder.

During the trial, Marin’s ex-wife, Jenny Marin, testified that Camilo Salazar, an interior designer in Coconut Grove with whom she was having an affair, was murdered after Marin discovered their relationship.

The Cuban businessman was charged with second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit second-degree murder and kidnapping with a weapon in 2018.

In 2011, Marin fled to Spain after Salazar’s mutilated body was found in a street on Okeechobee Road in Miami, but was extradited to the United States seven years later following his arrest at the entrance to the US embassy in Madrid . to process his passport.

Salazar was bound, beaten, tortured, had his throat cut, and was partially burned. Marin hatches a plan with three other men to assassinate the businessman.

His accomplice was Roberto Isaac, who was found guilty of involvement in kidnapping, conspiracy and murder; Alexis Villa Perdomo, convicted of conspiracy to commit murder; and Ariel Gandulla, a former martial arts fighter who accepted a plea deal and admitted to kidnapping Camilo Salazar.

Marin’s son, Yadiel Marin, was arrested in Miami-Dade County in 2018, accused of helping his father financially while he was in hiding.

For her part, Salazar’s widow Daisy Louise Holcombe filed a civil suit in 2018 against Manuel Marín and his other relatives for “damages”.

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