Could tragedy in Barrio Balboa be avoided?

Panama- The Homicide and Femicide Prosecutor’s Office of the Regional Public Ministry (MP) in the province of Panamá Oeste, managed to indict Elías Ramos Ruiz, 55, of charges of aggravated murder and attempted murder. Elías Ruíz (alias Memín) emerged after killing 34-year-old Katerine Tatiana Corella with machetes on October 13 and seriously injuring 48-year-old Jazmín Rodríguez and 79-year-old Esmeraldo Camano Castillo. 00 pm the defendant arrived at the facilities of the Accusatory Penal System (SPA) in a vehicle of the National Police (PN). On the outskirts of the SPA, he was expected by some of his relatives, who did not have access to the courtroom, due to restrictions in force due to the covid-19 pandemic At the end of the hearing, the prosecutor for Homicide and Femicide, Anabelis Natera, indicated that by decision of the Judge of Guarantees, Yorlenis Rodríguez, the provisional detention of the accused was ordered in the courtroom of p Psychiatry at the Nicolás A. Solano Hospital READ ALSO: La Joya’s ‘La Chutra’ cell is disabled Elías Ruiz will have to remain in this hospital center for medication and evaluation by psychiatrists, on which whether or not his confinement in a penitentiary will depend said the prosecutor Natera. By October 28, a forensic psychiatrist from the MP will also have to carry out an evaluation.During the hearing that lasted two hours, “Memin” was calm and claimed to clearly understand the charges against him. After hearing the decision of the Guarantees judge, one of the defendant’s daughters, with tears in her eyes, assured that this tragedy had been avoided.The night before the crime, the relatives indicate, they had gone to Elías’s house , with an “urgent hospitalization order” issued by a psychiatrist and an ambulance, although the paramedics decided not to transfer him, despite a medical order. One of the daughters admitted that the condition His father’s health was serious when he was taking his medications. Kevin Moncada, the defendant’s private attorney, based his defense on the psychiatric illness suffered by the defendant and his non-medication. The execution of the hospitalization order was from a member of the PN, who was at the site. On the other hand, Jazmín Rodríguez, 48, who also received several injuries, is in intensive care at a medical center. dead and 2 wounded after machete attack in La Chorrera

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