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The ex-police officer who pleaded guilty to running down a Humacao municipal legislator has been sentenced to a five-year home ban

Make us.- former agent of the police department francisco peña velazquez Today, Wednesday was sentenced to a five-year home ban after pleading guilty to running over the municipal legislator of Humacao Norma Casanova Delgado,

it was determined by the judge Martin I. Ramos Junquera from Room 203 of the Humacao Judicial Center, where he served his sentence for charges of traffic law and Puerto Rico’s Penal Code violations, including failure to stop at the scene of an accident, negligent or reckless imprudence, and destruction of evidence.

before hearing the sentence he will follow electronic monitoring Peña Velázquez and Casanova Delgado both expressed in the room.

to the survivor hit and run He indicated that the accident “completely changed his life. I spent seven months without being able to do my job, my family’s life completely changed and I have sequelae that I continue to treat.” ” However, he added that he had “no bitterness in his heart.”

Meanwhile, the ex-officer, who was in shock during the hearing, begged for the MLA’s forgiveness. “I didn’t mean to hurt you. […] I’m sorry, I’m so sorry for what happened.”

Peña Velázquez was suspended from employment and pay as the reason for the arrest was found to be for the facts alleged. However, after he waived his right to trial and pleaded guilty, he was dismissed from the uniformed forces on March 16, 2023.

The Justice Department previously confirmed that no charges were reclassified because Peña Velazquez’s guilty plea was not made following an agreement with prosecutors, which confirms that the cases are in the preliminary hearing and trial stages. was ready to present.

The incident occurred on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at approximately 10:00 a.m. when Casanova Delgado was crossing the PR-917 Highway, Branch 9917, in Las Piedras, and was struck by a pick-up bus and its driver March continued.

The vehicle was recorded by cameras near the scene of the incident, which helped identify a white Ford F-150 from 2013 that belonged to Peña Velázquez. A week after the woman was crushed to death, the bus was found hidden in a residence in the Pasto Viejo neighborhood of Humacao, where a “mechanic” was believed to be making repairs.

As a result of the impact, Casanova Delgado suffered multiple bruises and multiple fractures, for which he was hospitalized at the Rio Piedras Medical Center.

Before sentencing, the municipal MLA said that her recovery process was on the right track, for which she was grateful to the total.

“I’m fine. On the way to recovery. I continue with my various metals in the leg, which is what has slowed me down from running in some situations. I still have a filter in the vena cava that I need to Have to take it off now as it has already done its job. And part of the head injury, the cranial hemorrhage, which I continue to mend, and thank god it hasn’t affected any of my cognitive, mental or memory faculties is,” Casanova Delgado said.

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