A judge sentenced a Miami businessman to life in prison for his involvement in a murder-for-hire plot that took the life of his then-wife’s alleged lover.
Miami-Dade County Circuit Judge Miguel M. De La O handed down the sentence to Manuel Marin, 69, on May 22 after he was convicted of manslaughter, conspiracy to commit kidnapping and kidnapping, WPLG reported.
“Your actions were senseless and cruel,” De La O said in court. “No punishment I impose can make this right.”
In 2011, prosecutors said, Marin targeted Camilo Salazar, 43, after he suspected the married father of two was having an affair with his wife at the time, according to the outlet.
On June 1 that year, Salazar dropped his newborn daughter off at an office where his wife worked and he then seemed to vanish. Investigators later arrested three men in connection with Marin’s scheme to get revenge on Salazar.
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“He suffered both physical and psychological torture,” Judge De La O said of Salazar, whose jaw and skull were fractured, genitals burned and throat slit.
The victim’s body was found the following day.
Marin fled to Spain after the murders, but he was arrested in 2018 after he surrendered to authorities, according to WPLG.
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