DR1 - The Police has announced the arrest of a 19-year old former Dominican Air Force private who they say has confessed to stabbing 60-year old engineer Antonio Turull Duluc, who died last Tuesday, as reported in El Caribe. Turull managed to drive himself to the Abreu Clinic, but died of his wounds shortly after arriving. The Police say that Joan Antonio Calderon Jeronimo from San Jose de Ocoa confessed to the killing. The Police says he confessed that he killed Turull when the latter, accompanied by two other men, tried to undress him violently. According to the police, Calderon was discharged from the FAD due to desertion, prior to the incident.
El Dia reports that Calderon`s relatives say the Police report is false and are calling for a more thorough investigation to establish the identity of the other two individuals who were present at the time of the murder and who are fugitives from justice. Calderon`s mother, Marilyn Jeronimo and sister, Danilda Custodio said that Joan Calderon Jeronimo is still active in the Air Force. They said the Police beat him up so he would confess of a crime he had not committed. He was taken to the Ciudad Nueva jail for preventive custody order, and on the way there he told journalists he was innocent.
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