Photo: Dominican Man Kills Teenaged Ex-Wife, Mayor and Later Himself
A man in the Dominican Republic area of El Seibo is believed to have killed his young ex-wife, the mayor and himself leaving many in the area wondering why.
Police say Victor Manuel Basilio Mercedes, 21, shot and killed his 15-year-old ex-wife Yanelis Acevedo and the mayor of El Seibo, Pablo Pimentel Castro, 44, in what officials are saying was a crime of passion. After shooting the others, he then turned the gun on himself and committed suicide.
It is believed Basilio had been following Acevedo for more than a month when he spotted her with the mayor near a nail salon in the barrio-like area of El Seibo known as Ginandiana.
Though few details could be found, police are trying to determine the owner of the revolver used in the murder-suicide.