The men accused of the murder are the five individuals who killed Camacho Macho, a renowned fighter who was also their friend. This tragic incident took place in November 2012, when they were sitting in a Ford Mustang outside a bar. The boxing community was deeply saddened and shocked by this unexpected act of violence.
The three suspects, who were serving federal sentences for unrelated crimes, were flown in from Florida as part of the police operation called “Operation Knockout.” In the same city where Camacho was killed, the police surrounded his house and knocked on his window. After a few minutes, the suspect emerged with only a towel wrapped around his waist, and was subsequently arrested. Another suspect, who is unrelated to the case, remains in prison in Puerto Rico.
Officials stated that two additional individuals were deceased in separate incidents in 2013 and 2015.
After the suspects were charged, Camacho’s elderly mother confidently entered Puerto Rico’s Department of Justice and raised her right fist.
“Fairness! Fairness has been achieved!” She exclaimed as her voice shattered.
Camacho, a 50-year-old, was shot in the face and suffered a clinically dead brain. Despite this, his supporters stood vigil outside the hospital for several days, while his relatives debated what to do.
“He was a one-of-a-kind individual.” In one way or another, he was constantly seeking to bring joy to others. In contrast, he did not have the inclination to seek out adversaries. As he continues to grieve for the boxer, it was of utmost significance to him that multiple individuals were ultimately accused in the incident, according to a close companion of Camacho, former Puerto Rico boxer Víctor Callejas, who spoke to The Associated Press.
Moreno was also shot once. Inside his pocket and an open 10th bag, he had nine small bags of cocaine. He was sitting in a car with a friend named Adrián Mojica Moreno, according to the police. Camacho was shot once while he was outside a bar named Azuquita in the northern city of Bayamón.
Sometimes, it led to their demise, with each received tip being carefully followed up by the authorities, as stated by Janet Parra, a public prosecutor who oversees the organized crime and drug division of the Department of Justice. She mentioned that she couldn’t reveal any evidence or motive behind the killing.
“We didn’t just sit idly by,” she remarked.
Jessika Correa, who supervises public prosecutors, expressed her satisfaction with the arrests and mentioned that a prominent figure in Puerto Rico’s boxing scene had passed away. “The incident had a profound impact on [the island].”
William Rodríguez Rodríguez, Luis Ayala García, and Joshua Méndez Romero have been recognized as three individuals under suspicion, who are currently in custody with a bail amounting to $800,000. Jesús Naranjo Adorno, the fourth individual under suspicion, has been identified as being detained with a bail of $300,000. Juan Figueroa Rivera, the fifth individual, has been identified as being held with a bail set at $1 million.
Their lawyers could not be contacted right away for a response.
Camacho’s mother expressed, “I have been granted justice. I can now rest peacefully. When morning comes, I can enjoy a small serving of coffee.”