According to reports, a court in the Dominican Republic found 10 of 13 defendants guilty of trying to kill former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz in Santo Domingo in 2019.
According to a report on ESPN, both the suspected gunman and Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia received 30-year prison terms.
Among the defendants, the two were given the harshest punishments.
According to the decision of Santo Domingo’s First Collegiate Court, eight additional defendants received penalties that ranged between five and twenty years in jail.
According to the ESPN article, Victor Hugo Gomez Vasquez, the claimed attack’s architect, is one of three defendants exonerated owing to insufficient evidence.
According to Dominican authorities, the whole sentence will be read on February 8, 2023.
According to the authorities, Ortiz was not the intended target of the attack; instead, Sixto David Fernandez was. Because Ortiz and Fernandez were seated at the same table when Ortiz was shot, investigators concluded that Ortiz’s identity was incorrect.
Ortiz was hospitalized for six weeks and underwent two operations after the attacks.
After 20 MLB seasons, the former slugger retired in 2016, spending 14 of those years with Boston.
He was a 10-time All-Star and led the Red Sox to three World Series victories.