Manuel Marin, 64, was arrested in Spain on Tuesday, a year after he fled to the US. after the brutal murder of his wife’s former lover.
(Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office)
After years on the run for allegedly orchestrating the brutal murder of his wife’s former lover, a Miami supermarket tycoon was reportedly arrested in Spain this week.
Law enforcement sources confirmed the arrest of Manuel Marin, 64, a former co-owner of the Presidente Supermarkets, one of the fastest growing Hispanic supermarket chains in America – the Miami Herald reported.
The Spanish police arrested Marin at the AMERICAN Embassy in Madrid, after he behaves nervously, while trying to file paperwork for a passport, the Herald reported, citing information from El País, which first reported the arrest.
Wanted in the horrific murder of his wife and lover, former President of the Supermarkets the co-owner is finally established in Spain https://t.co/FY8LclqAJ9 pic.twitter.com/GUvEAxnT8r
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) August 16, 2018
In June 2011, Marin enlisted the help of a boxing promoter, and two mixed-martial arts fighters to help kidnap Camilo Salazar after learning about his affair with Marin’s wife, police said. Salazar’s body was found beaten, with his throat cut, and groin burned, on a dirt road in the vicinity of the Everglades Northwest of Miami-Dade, the paper reported.
Marin fled to Europe three days later and is financially supported by his son Yaddiel Marin, 32, who, under law-enforcement scrutiny, the paper reported.
Miami prosecutors hoped that the extradition of Marin and the other alleged perpetrators to the USA for trial.
Alexis Vila Perdomo, a former MMA fighter, and Robert Isaac were also charged with murder, according to the paper. Ariel Gandulla, but it is thought to be living freely in Canada. The country has not yet agreed to the extradition of him, according to the paper.
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