SANTO DOMINGO, March 28. – The Dominican police reported today that four teenagers, including two Haitians killed a seven year old because they envied him, because of the victim’s ability to receive cash by asking motorists on the streets in Santo Domingo.
The accused children confessed, to the authorities. They explained to the police that they led Randy Beltran to an uninhabited area of the sector La Puya in the Dominican capital where he was beaten to death and robbed of 300 pesos (7.70 dollars).
Three of the offenders, aged between 13 and 15, were arrested by the police, who established that both the accused and the child killed were known.
Police investigators also revealed that one of the minors detained recently stripped the victim of 500 pesos (about 12.8 U.S. dollars), after beating him and threatening him with death.
Randy Beltran was reported missing by his parents on 24 March and had since started a search ended yesterday with the discovery of his body.
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