Felix Verdejo pleaded not guilty to the murder of Keishla Rodriguez, whose body was found in the San José lagoon. This, in the first hearing before a federal court this Tuesday.

Verdejo pleaded not guilty to the kidnapping and murder of Rodriguez in a hearing that was held remotely before the federal magistrate Camille Velez. The magistrate herself had revealed that if found guilty, Verdejo could be sentenced to the death penalty.

According to reports, the Diamond He will remain in the Guaynabo prison, because from the outset, he did not reach bail, and he has to pass the process in seclusion.

The Puerto Rican is accused of a car theft resulting in death, kidnapping resulting in death and murder of an unborn child. Also, he faces charges of carrying and firing a firearm, during and in relation to a violent crime. All this, in the case of the murder of Keishla Rodríguez, the fighter’s sentimental partner, who was expecting a child from him.

The situation of Félix Verdejo in his murder accusation

Despite its complicated situation, Felix Verdejo it has not yet provided significant research support. From the beginning, he refused to speak to the authorities without the presence of a lawyer in the chat room.

Eliz Marie Santiago, wife of the Puerto Rican athlete and mother of his son, was questioned twice. The details of the interview were never made public, although it transpired that she admitted to having knowledge of her husband’s years-long romance with Rodriguez.

The report stated that Verdejo Y Luis Cádiz-Martínez, his accomplice, initially met with Keishla Rodriguez the morning of April 29. Right there, the boxer punched him in the face and injected him with two different street drugs.

They tied up Rodriguez with wire and transported his body in the vehicle of Verdejo to the Teodoro Moscoso Bridge. Cádiz-Martínez followed him in the Kia Forte of Rodriguez. Video surveillance from the toll booth recorded the vehicles parked in the emergency lane, at which point the body was thrown from the top of the bridge, and from where the victim was shot one last time.

The accomplice, Luis Cadiz-MartinezHe will have his own hearing before a federal magistrate on Thursday afternoon.