- Posted April 20, 2010 by
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Mother of Brutally Murdered Eight Year Old Will Not Cooperate with the Department of Justice
Following the specific instructions of her main legal representative, Ana Cacho, the mother of eight year old Lorenzo González-Cacho, whose bloody murder has not been resolved after more than forty days, will not provide statements to the Department of Justice.
Nevertheless, she had a lot to say during a 41 minute radio interview. The interview was coordinated by attorney Antonio Sagardia in a radio station where he is a political analyst. Ana Cacho narrated what happened during the last few hours before Lorenzo was murdered. She said that the boy had been playing soccer, then was taken to a fast food restaurant by his father and brought home around 8:30 that evening. According to Ana, Lorenzo showered and started doing homework, but fell asleep on his notebook. Ana said she put all three children in bed by 9:30 p.m.
What she doesn’t say in the radio interview, but was found out during the investigation, was that, allegedly, she received the visit of three males that night after the children were sleeping. One of them is a very young man (20 years old) the second one was a federal immigration agent identified as William, and the third one was a friend. They all left after midnight.
Fast forward: 4:00 a.m. Ana’s narration then jumps to the part where Lorenzo’s younger sister woke her mother up because the girl was wet with Lorenzo’s blood. There is a blank space, an unclear part in her public declaration, which left the listeners even more confused.
The investigators found no evidence of forced entry in the Cacho residence, but they did find a pipe and an empty crack capsule in the house. Forensics found Ana’s ADN traces on the pipe. People are outraged: is it possible that they all were under the influence of drugs? Senior political analyst and lawyer Juan Manuel García-Passalaqua said in the local radio station WKAQ: “I am going to give you my opinion as a lawyer—to me, these people were all doped and having a party and one of them hit the boy.”
During the rest of the radio interview, Ana Cacho focused on the acts of her ex husband and father of her three children, whom she considers a chronic jealous man and a stalker who would even get on the roof of her own house to spy her. The public perception is that the questions and the editing of the interview were accommodated to favor Ana Cacho, who in the eyes of the public opinion is hiding the truth.
The Director of the Department of Justice, Guillermo Somoza, stated his intention of requesting the raw interview to the radio station to be used during the investigation process. However, the President of the Puerto Rico Association of Journalists replied that requesting the work of journalists during the investigation of a topic is wrong.
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