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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Feud killing pits two SW towns, sparks violent protests

BARAHONA, Dominican Republic. - Police and troops patrol the dusty streets of the southwest towns Cabral and Cachón to prevent incidents sparked by the death an agronomist, gunned down Wednesday by a son a retired Police colonel.

The Police and troops were deployed in the streets of both Barahona province towns after the death of Fernelis Gomez Feliz, 51, by Roderqui Cuevas, 35, who fled the scene, and which unleashed violent protests in Cabral, torching tires blocking streets and hurling bottles and other objects.

Early Wednesday a group of people from Cabral went to the elementary school looking for students from Cachón, and pelted Cabral’s Police post with stones, a Police source said, with no injuries reported. Although Cabral and Cachón remain calm, normal activities are practically paralyzed.

The alleged killer is a son of the Police colonel Rafael Cuevas, and who allegedly had a long standing feud with his victim.

Source: Dominican Today

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