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Thursday, November 26, 2020

Life sentence for Cuban citizen who murdered a policeman



Havana, Nov 26.- The Supreme People's Court of Cuba ratified the joint sanction of life imprisonment imposed on a citizen responsible for the murder of a policeman last June and other crimes, local media published today.

The Granma newspaper reports that the sentence was handed down in correspondence with the evidence presented in both trials, held on September 17 and 18, 2020.

Citizen Yusniel Tirado was found responsible for the crimes of attempted murder, robbery with violence, illegal possession of weapons, theft and damage; during the events of June 5, 2020, in the substation of the National Revolutionary Police in the town of Calabazar, in Havana.

As a result of the incident, one of the guards on the scene was killed and two other police officers injured, in addition to the fact that the accused had a gun, with which he intended to commit other criminal acts, the publication states.

Considering the implications of this event, its social repercussions and the personal characteristics of the accused, the perpetual deprivation of liberty was imposed as a joint sanction, it adds.

The second person involved in the events, Alejandro Ramos, whose participation was not as relevant as the previous one, as he was responsible for the illegal carrying and possession of weapons and non-compliance with the duty to report, received a joint penalty of one year of deprivation of freedom.

On June 5, in the early hours, Tirado broke into the substation of the National Revolutionary Police of Calabazar and attacked three officers with a knife, and stole a firearm assigned to one of the officers.

As a result of the incident , the 34-year-old First Lieutenant Yoannis Rodríguez died ; NCO Georvis Ley, 30, was seriously injured, and First NCO Ariel Rojas, 48, was also wounded.

Five hours after the events, joint forces from the Ministry of the Interior and community located and captured the gunman and seized the stolen weapon. (Text and photo: PL)