On April 9, Saavedra was interviewed for far more than 3 several hours by the state prosecutor for the Puerto Rico Section of Justice assigned to the scenario, Betzaida Quiñones. Quiñones is also arranging to interview veteran reggaeton and lure singer Arcángel, in accordance to Lieutenant José Cruz Marrero, director of the San Juan CIB Murder Division
Saavedra, president of the promotion and internet marketing agency Dímelo Vi, as perfectly as Ozuna’s supervisor, spoke to the push subsequent his meeting with Quiñones. He said that the prosecutor’s concerns concentrated entirely on the allegations that Fret — who was shot to death on Jan. 10 while riding a scooter in San Juan’s Santurce community — had extorted revenue from Ozuna more than a pornographic movie that the latter artist experienced appeared in when he was a minimal. Saavedra stated that he was not asked about Fret’s murder and that Quiñones educated him that he was not a person of fascination in the scenario. For the duration of a January physical appearance on Lo Sé Todo, Quiñones claimed that she was not investigating Ozuna for Fret’s murder.
Fret’s mother first accused Saavedra and Ozuna of purchasing the killing of her 24-12 months-outdated son through an job interview on Puerto Rican transsexual and homosexual legal rights activist Samantha Appreciate’s online radio exhibit, Conexión Samantha Love (The Samantha Adore Relationship). During the psychological and in some cases complicated 80-minute audio interview, which posted to YouTube on April 4, Rodríguez also alleged that Fret, who billed himself as the first gay trap Latin singer, and Ozuna had engaged in an “intimate relationship” and that she experienced turned more than textual content-message conversations amongst the two artists to law-enforcement officers.
“I know that it was him [Ozuna] who requested my son to be killed, collectively with Vicente Saavedra,” Rodriguez instructed Enjoy. “Ozuna carries this in his conscience.”
Rodriguez, who life in Massachusetts, also denied that her son experienced engaged in extortion. She claimed that soon after Fret observed a connection to Ozuna’s pornographic video, “The only thing Kevin questioned of him was to enable him sing as a showcased artist on a music.” According to Rodriguez, “Ozuna explained, ‘No, I’m likely to give you dollars and I want you to deliver me the hyperlink so that I can erase the video. But,” she included, “My son wasn’t the only individual that had the online video.” Rodriguez claimed that her son did not want Ozuna’s income and that he would never ever make the video general public.
Throughout her visual appeal on Lo Sé Todo, Rodriguez was questioned if her son had acknowledged the $50,000 payment that Ozuna experienced allegedly manufactured to Fret. “Of class,” she replied, then additional: “Kevin took, I’d say, practically $400,000 that Ozuna gave him.” Ozuna and his lawyer Antonio Sagardía de Jesús have equally claimed that a payment was manufactured to Fret, but Sagardía put the volume at “close to $50,000.” At push time, he had not responded to a ask for to remark on Rodriguez’s hottest statements.
On Jan. 23, virtually two weeks after Fret’s dying, a part of the video clip in query, which depicted a teenaged Ozuna masturbating, was leaked to the world-wide-web and swiftly went viral. That very same day, the artist apologized to his family and followers through a geared up statement, which also stated he had been the target of an alleged extortion plot hatched by Fret.
On Love’s present, nevertheless, Rodriguez claimed that Fret’s marriage with Ozuna was not strictly adversarial. “My son explained to me every thing he did — both the excellent and the terrible,” Rodriguez mentioned, alleging that Fret and Ozuna had an “intimate relationship” that began “in a lodge found [at] an airport in Miami the place Ozuna established up a conference with my son to give him the very first $50,000.”
Fret’s mom did not reveal the name of the resort or the date when this meeting allegedly took put.
Though Saavedra instructed reporters on April 9 that Rodriguez’s accusations still left him experience below siege, he also said that, “As a father of 3 ladies, I realize her desperation. I really do not want to consider becoming in her situation. She’s clamoring for justice and I respect that, which is why I have under no circumstances taken legal action in opposition to this person. I want her to know that I comprehend her, that the identical God she spoke about in the job interview is the similar God that I understand and respect.”
On April 8, Ozuna declined to comment on Rodriguez’s interview as effectively, telling Billboard, “Out of respect for him [Kevin Fret] and his loved ones, I have nothing at all extra to say.”
That exact working day, the CIB’s Cruz verified that veteran reggaeton and lure singer Arcángel will also be interviewed by Quiñones. A conference experienced initially been scheduled for April 13 but had to be postponed since the singer had a concert scheduled for that date at Miami’s American Airlines Arena. Authorities have not announced, at this time, when the job interview will get spot.
José Ayala Gordián is a reporter for ENDI.com, the electronic arm of Puerto Rico’s greatest circulation newspaper El Nuevo Día. He has labored for the paper’s guardian company GFR Media due to the fact 2004.