SANTIAGO RODRÍGUEZ.-The National Police reported that they had turned over to the Public Prosecutor’s Office, a man who tried to kill his 80-year-old grandmother, whose house, a cane ranch, and a kitchen next to the house were burned down.
This is Juan Argenis Torres, a resident of the Lazado area, Los Cercadillos section, in Santiago Rodríguez. When he was about to be arrested, he allegedly confronted members of the National Police with a colin-type bladed weapon.
According to a statement, the agents were forced to fire two shots, resulting in the said individual with injuries to both lower limbs, and taken by the agents themselves to a health center since the residents and relatives of the older woman wanted to lynch him.
The detainee’s grandmother, Danelia Altagracia Martínez, managed to get out of the house unharmed through the back, completely reduced to ashes with all its trousseau and the ranch, the kitchen, all built of wood, and a zinc roof.
Martínez recounted that her grandson committed her act since “she went to her grocery store and she did not bring him some cigarettes, and he wanted to take the money from her.”