They find reason to prosecute Jensen Medina Cardona for occupying a cell phone in prison

The Bayamun court found reason to prosecute him Jensen Medina Cardona Regarding a cell phone that the authorities claim he confiscated from him in prison.

The decision was made this afternoon by Judge Janet Perea Lopez, after the preliminary hearing held in Room 602, the Justice Department said.

The indictment was due to be read out on June 30 and the trial to begin on August 1.

On May 5, Judge Sarelli Rosado Fernandez ruled that there was no grounds for the new charge against the accused in the murder of Arles Mercado Rios, which took place on August 18, 2019 at Villa Marina Boulevard, in Fajardo.

After her conviction, Medina Cardona was admitted to the high security section of Annex 292 of Bayamon Prison. He is serving 129 years after the January 11 ruling by Judge Gemma Gonzalez Rodriguez, of Fajardo Court.

He testified at the initial hearing regarding allegations of using a mobile phone in a penal institution Homer Rivera CruzD., a custody officer of the Directorate of Information Affairs, alleged that on the night of April 1, Cardona saw, around 9:30 p.m., “a dark artifact in his hand and put it in his ear.”

Realizing the “unusual behavior”, he immediately went to his supervisor, who ordered him to search the cell with his partner Noi Bagan.

Once there, Rivera Cruz claimed he saw the prisoner “a blue cell phone in his right hand” and, after ignoring his handover, “Medina Cardona went to the bathroom in his cell and threw it out the window.”

The witness asserted that he was between 20 and 30 feet from Cardona when he first saw the device, and that the inmate was “facing the front” and that “nothing obstructed his vision”.

Mr. Jorge Gordon questioned the statement of the guard officer, and was able to persuade the witness to contradict himself on several occasions.

The Public Prosecutor’s Office has amended the indictment against the City of Cardona, from a charge under Section 277 of the Penal Code to a charge under Section 2 of Law 15 of 2011, or the “Act to Place Restrictions on the Use of Cell Phones for Persons Detained in Puerto Rican Penal Institutions.”

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