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Ashley Marie Torres Feliciano left jail this Monday after spending the last 11 years in prison as co-author of the murder of her brother in 2009, after benefiting from the 31 clemency dictated by the already former governor Wanda Vázquez on the occasion of the end of her term at the helm of the Puerto Rican Executive.
The expectation was high to see leave jail to Torres Feliciano, one of the protagonists of a media event that dates back more than a decade ago, when she was found guilty of being the co-author, at the age of 16, of the death of her brother and sentenced to 111 years in prison.
Torres Feliciano benefited from the conditional pardon modality.
Lawyers from the Innocence Project of the Inter-American University were present at Torres Feliciano’s meeting with officials from the Board of Parole (JLBP).
Torres Feliciano’s mother, Lucrecia, was one of the people who looked forward to outside the prison to see her daughter after so many years.
The most anticipated meeting. Ashley Marie Torres Feliciano and her daughter will have a lot to talk about, now that the young woman is free thanks to the pardon granted by the former governor @wandavazquezg. Details in @NoticentroWAPA 11pm. pic.twitter.com/qdleETF1mm
– Felipe GómezMartínez (@ felipegomez1960) January 4, 2021
Torres Feliciano, however, will have to spend a year in house arrest under electronic supervision before he can receive a final pardon.
The young woman goes out with an electronic control system through a GPS shackle.
During the year of residence, Torres Feliciano is expected to study before Search for a job.
The events that led to her conviction date back to 2009 in the course of a party in which her partner, after an argument, beat her, part of a habitual pattern, which caused her to brother come to his defense and start a fight.
After several minutes of fighting, Ashley Marie’s brother was wounded, who was admitted and later died.
The today pardoned was accused of being co-author of his murder for, allegedly, having given his partner the knife with which his brother was murdered.
Ashley Marie Torres Feliciano, the young mother who was sentenced to 111 years after being found guilty of participating in the murder of her brother and who was granted a conditional pardon by former governor Wanda Vázquez, was released this afternoon from the Bayamón prison. pic.twitter.com/Uvkci027uO
– Brandon Cruz González (@brandoncgonz) January 4, 2021
He Innocence Project he had requested clemency for Torres Feliciano by alleging that it was an excessive sentence for a minor who suffered abuse by his then partner, the father of his daughter, and who was the one who stabbed the young woman’s brother.