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Latino Daily News

Friday January 7, 2011

Dominican Republic Mayor Murders Friend after Arguing Over a Merengue Song

The Mayor of “Los Rios” in the Dominican Republic shot and killed the man Director of Community Development after a heated argument about the merengue song “The Gunfight.”

The Mayor, Anastacio Ceferino Acosta Velázquez killed his friend Alcíbades Acosta Encarnación in Neiba (South of the Island),  while both men were drinking and a row sparked over a popular song.

Ironically, the song is about two friends who spend the night at a police headquarters, after firing .38 caliber shots in the air.  Ironically the same caliber used in the crime is mentioned in “The Gunfight” song.

Local police are investigating.