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Jury convicts in Puerto Rico DEA informant slaying

Jury convicts in Puerto Rico DEA informant slaying

A Puerto Rico man is facing a possible death sentence for killing a girlfriend who had become an informant for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
A jury in the U.S. island territory convicted Edison Burgos Montes of importing and distributing cocaine from the nearby Dominican Republic. He was also convicted of the July 2005 killing of Madelyn Semidey Morales, a former girlfriend who had been cooperating with U.S. authorities in the investigation of Burgos.
The jury delivered its verdict in the trial Wednesday and is scheduled to begin deliberations in the penalty phase on Sept. 10. They can choose life in prison or the death penalty.
Puerto Rico has no death penalty under local laws but the 42-year-old Burgos was prosecuted in federal court.


Updated : 2021-10-24 04:25 GMT+08:00