July 28, 2021

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The 5 news of the weekend


1. No cause against Wandymar Burgos

Judge Alexandra Rivera Sáez, of the San Juan court, determined no cause in two counts of violation of the Government Ethics Law against the former acting secretary of the Department of Justice Wandymar Burgos Vargas related to her intervention in a PFEI investigation. The prosecution said they will take the case on appeal. Vargas Burgos has a trial pending for another less serious charge of obstruction of public authority.

Read more: No case against former Secretary of Justice on charges of violating the Government Ethics Law

2. Another accused of murder is killed

Billy De Jesús Reyes was murdered in an equestrian agency where he worked while awaiting a new trial for the crime of former juvenile attorney Antonio Barceló and his two daughters. (Supplied)

One of those accused of the murder of the former juvenile attorney Antonio Barceló Jiménez, his two daughters and a teenager, was shot to death on Friday afternoon at a horse riding agency in Hato Rey, for reasons that are being investigated. Billy De Jesús Reyes, 36, had an electronic shackle and had started working in the business four months ago. On June 26, 2020, he was released after his sentence for the crime, which dates back to December 11, 2004, was revoked.

Read more: Man murdered in an equestrian agency in Hato Rey had been accused of the crime of ex-attorney and his two daughters

3. Another ragman to the BSN

From left to right, Rafael "Pachy" Cruz (leader), Anuel AA and Frabián Eli (new attorney-in-fact) and Luis Monrozeau (outgoing attorney-in-fact) during the sale of the Capitanes de Arecibo.
From left to right, Rafael “Pachy” Cruz (leader), Anuel AA and Frabián Eli (new attorney-in-fact) and Luis Monrozeau (outgoing attorney-in-fact) during the sale of the Capitanes de Arecibo. (Instagram Frabián Eli)

The Puerto Rican ragman Emmanuel Gazmey, better known as Anuel AA, joined Bad Bunny and Yadier Molina as manager of a National Superior Basketball team, by becoming co-owner of the Capitanes de Arecibo. It was announced on Friday that the urban singer became a co-owner of the franchise, a transaction that will be formally announced today.

Read more: Anuel AA will be the new head of the Capitanes de Arecibo

4. Lucen Zayas and Pedraza with victories by technical knockout

Citizen José 'Sniper' Pedraza is looking to get a starting shot at 140 pounds.
Citizen José ‘Sniper’ Pedraza is looking to get a starting shot at 140 pounds. (File / AP)

Xander Zayas dispatched Irishman Larry Fryers in the third round of their bout on Saturday at the Virgin Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. With the victory in his third engagement of the year, Zayas improved to 9-0 with 7 knockouts. That same night, José “Sniper” Pedraza from Cidra took a solid step in the junior welterweight division by defeating American Julián “Hammer Hands” Rodríguez when the referee stopped the fight after the eighth round. Pedraza improved to 21-1 with 14 KO’s.

Read more: José Pedraza’s hands weighed more than Julián Rodríguez’s

5. $ 28 million for traveling into space

Undated illustration provided by Blue Origin of the capsule in which the company intends to take tourists into space.
Undated illustration provided by Blue Origin of the capsule in which the company intends to take tourists into space. (Blue Origin via AP)

A final bid for $ 28 million on Saturday guaranteed an anonymous winner a spot to fly into space next month alongside Jeff Bezos. Amazon founder’s Blue Origin rocket company said the winner’s identity will be released within two weeks. It will be the first manned launch of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket, which kicks off the company’s space tourism business.

Read more: A trip to space is auctioned for $ 28 million



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