A United States federal judge, with jurisdiction in Puerto Rico, ordered the arrest of Felix Verdejo, who could receive the death penalty if found guilty of the murder of Keishla Rodríguez, who was pregnant with the boxer.
The woman’s body was found in a lagoon last Sunday, May 4. Although her face was disfigured, she was recognized by her relatives for a diamond-shaped tattoo on her back.
Verdejo He faces charges for kidnapping and theft of a vehicle that resulted in the death of the woman and an unborn child.
“This is a case eligible for the death penalty,” said the judge. Camille Velez about the case of Felix Verdejo.
According to the complaint FBI, he is accused of hitting Rodriguez in the face and injecting a substance to drug her. It is alleged that he then tied her hands and feet with a cable, before throwing her off a bridge into the lagoon Thursday morning and then shooting her from the bridge. All with the help of an accomplice that the authorities have not identified.
The U.S. government has 30 days to present the case in federal court and determine the date for the next court hearing. Felix Verdejo. Keishla Rodriguez she was reported missing since Thursday, after she failed to show up for work.
Formerly the attorneys for Verdejo They declined to comment and the police accused him of not cooperating and answering questions.
The victim’s mother assured that her daughter told her that she would go to the house of Verdejo with the pregnancy test. According to the investigation, the boxer would have previously asked him not to have the baby so as not to harm his career and his family.
Felix He is married and has a young daughter, but would have had that extramarital affair with Rodriguez for years, whom he has known since high school.