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.
2. Another accused of murder is killed
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 On June 26, 2020, he was released after his sentence for the crime, which dates back to December 11, 2004, was revoked.
3. Another ragman to the BSN
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.
4. Lucen Zayas and Pedraza with victories by technical knockout
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.
5. $ 28 million for traveling into space
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.