Photo: Crime in Dominican Republic
El Nacional reports that a US citizen, Sandra Valente, 37 who was staying at the Quinto Centenario hotel in Santo Domingo, was shot dead while eating dinner with her Dominican husband Ramon Dario Reyes Figuereo, aged 41, in La Barrica restaurant in the Ozama area in Santo Domingo East on Monday, 14 January.
The police said that when Reyes Figuereo went to the bathroom, the perpetrator, Kelvin Junior Hernandez, 34, also known as Barbita, approached Valente and attempted to steal her gold necklace. He then shot her in the head and the arm and she died later that night in the Dario Contreras hospital.
Hernandez was caught shortly afterwards by the police who recovered both the revolver and the gold necklace. Apparently he has a criminal record and is also known for robbing and assaulting several people along Sabana Larga and Venezuela Avenues and has also broken into cars in the same area.