Hector Camacho Murder Case Dismissed After Witness Flees Puerto Rico

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The case for slain boxing legend Hector “Macho” Camacho was dismissed on Friday by a judge in San Juan, Puerto Rico after authorities said a star witness fled the island.

Prosecutors, however, have asked for a second opportunity to have the case be reviewed because they believe the witness may be in Florida, and they have authorities in the state helping to locate the witness. 

The former three-division champion Camacho was shot in the face and killed in November 2012 at the age of 50. 

In March 2022, Puerto Rico’s Justice Department announced that five men were charged for the murder. Three of the charged suspects were already serving time in a Florida prison.

Camacho’s childhood friend Adrian Mojica was also killed while both men were sitting inside their car outside of a bar in Bayamon. 

Camacho retired in 2010 after a 30-year career with a record of 79 wins (38 KOs), 6 losses, and 3 draws. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2016. 

Manouk Akopyan is a sports journalist, writer and broadcast reporter. He’s also a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and MMA Journalists Association. He can be reached on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube at @ManoukAkopyan, via email at manouk[dot]akopyan[at]gmail.com or on www.ManoukAkopyan.com.

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