Orlando Jorge Mera, Miguel Cruz and 6 essential keys to understand the case

The surprising death of the Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources, Orlando Jorge Mera, was permeated by several days of hypotheses that tried to explain how and why on Monday, June 6 at noon, in his office, 13 bullets were fired to take his life.

It was not until Wednesday afternoon when the doubts began to dissipate when the coercive measure document prepared by the Public Ministry was presented, which includes its preliminary investigation of the case and where some ideas are given of the context in which Fausto Miguel of Jesus Cruz de la Mota He took the life of his childhood friend.

These are 6 keys to understand the case:

Jorge Mera and Miguel Cruz were friends since childhood

The arrival and entry of an armed person to the personal office of the highest executive of a public institution is one of the points of greatest discussion that has caused the dejection of the minister, but that makes a little more sense when it is explained that Jorge Mera and Miguel Cruz they grew up together and were close friends.

Miguel is my friend, Miguel is my brother, He is my brother, for what security?”, were the words that the minister addressed to two of his employees and a member of his security body before disappearing through the doors of his office without knowing that he would perish there.

environmental permits

The denial of a permit for the transportation of 5,000 tons of used batteries for the company Aurum Gavia, SA, it is what the accusing body points out as one of the reasons why the matador had arrived with high levels of violence at the facilities of the Ministry of the Environment.

Aggressively and under the proclamation: “I campaigned and they didn’t solve me”Cruz arrived at the entity with documents that said about the Swiss company that, as evidenced by its website, is dedicated to the rental of “recycling services for export and import, purchase and sale of all types of metal waste, aluminum , copper, lead, bronze, materials and electronic equipment for recycling and restoration of the Environment and Ecology”, which today is also under investigation by the MP.

“The evidence shows that the defendant had been trying to get multiple permissions will be granted, but he complained angrily that they did not solve anything for him and even this situation caused that less than a month ago threatened the ministry’s legal consultant, Edilio Segundo Florián Santana”, indicates the document deposited in court.

Six shots defined two destinations

The preliminary accusation, presented by the MP, indicates that the accused he fired six shots at the victim who ended his life and directed his own destiny towards the beginning of a long judicial process.

Six puffs of bullets that resulted in distance and contact wounds in the body of the lawyer and politician, “which shows that he was not satisfied with shooting him from a distance, but then he fired shots at him.” contact to the mortally wounded body”, strengthens the body that, in addition, marks the person responsible for the events as a “cold and calculating murderer.”

Escape route

Judging by what has been established by the National District Prosecutor’s Office, everything seems to indicate that the death of Orlando Jorge Mera had already been recorded in the calendar of his “friend” Miguel de Jesús for the morning of that Monday, who after committing the atrocious crime and being prevented from leaving the building in his vehicle, proceeded to take a desperate escape route and going through the main door of the building he took a motorcycle that directed him towards the Catholic temple Jesus Christ High and Eternal Priest.

However, in the trunk of his Toyota, model Rush G, black color of the year 2019, a Mini Uzi, 9mm caliber, with two chargers with 30 capsules each, was found. A case with four chargers with a capacity for 30 capsules, containing two chargers, also with 30 capsules each.

In addition, another ofThe magazines contained 11 9mm caliber capsules. and there were several communications regarding the file of the company Aurum Gavia, SN

The same as an envelope with a bracelet of 90 RD$2,000 bills (RD$180,000) and a Cartier Roadster watch.

apostolic refuge

Not being able to board his vehicle and with the murder weapon in hand, Miguel Cruz’s footsteps led him to the parish of Jesús Sumo y Eterno Sacerdote, located on San Pío X Street, in the Renacimiento Urbanization, where He had contact with the priest José Arismendy León Helena.

León Helena called a parishioner who had connections in the National Police and served as a mediator for the delivery of the killer before the General Director of Persecution, Yeni Berenice Reynoso, as well as before Major General Eduardo Alberto Then and General Amauri Van Troi Tejada Cruz. , directors of the National Police and the Central Directorate of Investigation (Dicrim) (now removed from office).

before the justice

On Saturday morning, Judge Rigoberto Sena Ferreras, of the Permanent Attention Court of the National District, sentenced to one year of preventive detention as a measure of coercion against Fausto Miguel Cruz de la Mota.

Prosecutors will continue to investigate the case while Cruz is incarcerated in Najayo.