The prosecution is still not willing to enter into a process to negotiate the guilt of Santiago Apolinar Santiago for the murder of two brothers in a restaurant in Condado, in San Juan, on July 10.
According to prosecutor Adriana Albors, The Public Ministry had not received any approach from Apolinar Santiago’s defense until this Monday morningwhen the second day of the preliminary hearing for the murders of the brothers began Jose Enrique Cotto Roldan28 years old, and Jan Paul Oquendo Roldan31 years old, who were shot in the kitchen of the Ropa Vieja Grill restaurant.
“Right now those doors (to negotiate) are not open,” Albors said to questions from The new day.
A day before, this Monday, the prosecution had presented videos from security cameras that showed how both were shot, and presented two witnesses who said they had seen Apolinar Rondon in the restaurant at the time the detonations occurred.
The prosecution alleges that Apolinar Rondon, “without saying words,” shot and killed the brothers, who had no criminal record.
Apolinar Rondon faces eight charges, including two counts of first-degree murder, one of attempted murder, three of discharging a weapon in a public place, one of possession of a firearm without a license, and one of possession of ammunition. .
The hearing continues during the afternoon of Tuesday, in room 608 of the Court of San Juan.