Jump to content

Quick and Harsh Justice for Crimes Involving Pilgrims and World Youth Day (WYD)

Recommended Posts

  • Moderators

56 months for theft from US pilgrim


Juan Luis Barahona, 25, wassentenced to 56 months in prison [four years and eight months] for stealing a cell phone from Powel Stanislaw Halat, a US pilgrim who participates in the World Youth Day (WYD),



Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Moderators

Pilgrim robbery with fake gun earns 10 year sentence

Posted 27/01/2019
A 28-year-old Panamanian, was sentenced  on Saturday,afternoon January 26 to 10 years in prison for aggravated robbery  with a  fake wooden pistol   of a Colombian World Youth Day (WYD), pilgrim earlier in the day .

Oscar Rodríguez stole the a bag  with a WYD logo which  held  a passport belongings, prayer books, $20  and a cell phone belonging to the pilgrim  returning to his home in Linda Vista, San Miguelito, at 12.30 a.m. after after participating in the Way of the Cross on the Cinta Costera the previous day

In the afternoon of the same day, Rodriguez was aken to a hearing before a judge of guarantees.

The prosecutor said that with the fake weapon in hand, the thief followed the pilgrim, yelling at him to stop; When he reached the entrance to the residence, he put the gun to the pilgrim's face and and took the WYD  bag.

The pilgrim ran to a police patrol car which, with the victims aboard  chased Rodrigues who threw the bag away and was captured as he tried to climb a wall to escape.

The judge said that although the gun was made of wood the pilgrim did bit know that and the thief had the intention of armed robbery.

He warned that the sentence for aggravated robbery goes from 7 to 12 years and in this case could reach up to 18 years, Because the victim was  a foreign tourist.

The sentence was  reduced to 10 years because  the thief pleaded guilty.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Moderator_02 changed the title to Quick and Harsh Justice for Crimes Involving Pilgrims and World Youth Day (WYD)

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...