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Five Men Charged with the 2012 Murder of Hector Camacho

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Five Men Charged with the 2012 Murder of Hector Camacho

The family members of beloved boxing icon Hector Camacho can now last but not least allow out a sigh of aid.

In a courtroom Wednesday in San Juan, Puerto Rico, five adult males had been billed with the shocking murder of the 3-division titlist and his childhood friend Adrián Mojica Moreno, bringing some semblance of closure to a tragedy whose perpetrators remained a secret for nearly 10 years.

In November 2012, Camacho was shot in the face although sitting down in a Ford Mustang outside the house a bar in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, his birthplace. The bullet traveled by means of the still left facet of Camacho’s deal with and fractured his vertebrae. He was rushed to a hospital in San Juan but died four days later on right after he was disconnected from life-aid. Camacho was 50. Mojica was killed on the place and discovered to have 9 baggage of cocaine in his pocket, though a 10th was uncovered open in the automobile.

According to the Involved Press, Camacho’s mother walked into the San Juan courtroom, elevated her ideal fist and shouted, “Justice! Justice has been performed!”

A few of the five suspects – Jesús Naranjo Adorno, 35 Joshua Méndez Romero, 30 and William Rodríguez – were extradited to Puerto Rico from a prison in Orlando, Florida, where by they had been serving time for unrelated crimes. A fourth suspect, Luis Ayala García, 31, stays imprisoned in a Puerto Rican jail for a past offense. A fifth suspect, Juan Figueroa Rivera, was arrested at his house in Bayamon, the exact city exactly where Camacho was born and killed.

Rodríguez, García, and Romero are staying held on an $800,000 bond. Adorno’s bond is set at $300,000 bond, even though Rivera’s is established at $1 million.

Jessika Parra, a public prosecutor, explained to the AP she was not ready to reveal the motive guiding the killings.

The spherical-up of the suspects introduced huge consolation to Camacho’s spouse and children.

“They gave me justice,” Camacho’s mom, María Matía, explained to the AP. “I can snooze in peace. I can take in and drink a very little cup of coffee in the early morning.” 

Recognised for his stunning hand speed and brash persona, Camacho, who went by the moniker “Macho,” was just one of the most electrifying sporting figures throughout the 1980s, and whose gaudy sensibility appeared like a excellent personification of the hell-raising ethos of that era. A bonafide fistic talent, Camacho experienced in close proximity to-unparalleled hand velocity, conjuring up comparisons to Sugar Ray Leonard. He typically toyed with his opponents, spinning them around. The flashy descendant of the slums of New York’s Spanish Harlem was a headline-producing device in the 1980s and ‘90s and usually donned ostentatious outfits, like leopard-skin trunks or the garb of a Roman gladiator.

Camacho (79-6-3, 38 KOs) started his job in 1980 and won his to start with title, the WBC junior lightweight belt, in 1983, from Rafael Limon. Two a long time afterwards, in 1985, he would become a two-bodyweight globe winner by beating José Luis Ramírez for the WBC lightweight strap. Camacho turned a 3-fat earth winner in 1989, when he defeated Ray Mancini by split determination to win the WBO junior welterweight title.

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