In a troubling turn of occasions, Felix Verdejo, a previous Puerto Rican fighter, has actually been handed 2 life sentences for the ruthless murder of his pregnant enthusiast, Keishla Rodríguez. The sentencing occurred after heart-wrenching speeches by Rodríguez’s household, marking the awful end to the case.
Verdejo had actually formerly been condemned in July for both kidnapping leading to death and triggering the death of a coming kid. Despite this, his lawyer has actually revealed strategies to appeal the sentence.
In the trial, Luis Antonio Cádiz, a good friend of Verdejo’s who was likewise charged in the case, exposed that the ex-boxer had actually persuaded Rodríguez into looking for an abortion. Cádiz even more affirmed that on the day of the murder, Verdejo punched Rodríguez, injected her with a hazardous compound, connected her limbs to a cement block, and callously tossed her off a hectic bridge into a lagoon in broad daytime. The cooling information were later on reported to authorities by Cádiz himself through a confidential 911 call, leading to the discovery of Rodríguez’s lifeless body.
An autopsy exposed the existence of fentanyl and xylazine, a sedative utilized for animals, consisting of horses, in Rodríguez’s system.
This stunning case has deeply unclear the locals of Puerto Rico, who have actually because revealed an alarming requirement for improved security for victims of domestic violence.
Verdejo, when an Olympic individual in 2012, had actually started a profession as an expert fighter that very same year, eventually accomplishing a good 27-2 record in the light-weight department.