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Oct 29, 2003

Motive murky in P.G. murder

Police in Toledo have a suspect in custody following the fatal shooting of a man in Punta Gorda last night. Thirty-year-old Rovidio Yat was shot once in the head as he was bathing at his house in the Indianville neighbourhood of P.G.. His common-law wife, eighteen-year-old Nereyda Martinez, told police that she heard Yat scream from the bathroom, which is connected to the house, and then a shot went off. Two masked men then entered the home, one dark skinned carrying a knife, and the other, fair skinned brandishing a handgun. They proceeded to rob her of a cell phone and took an unspecified amount of cash from her husband’s pants pockets, before escaping. Yat was dead on arrival at Punta Gorda Hospital. Police have a suspect in custody, believed to be a former inmate of Hattieville prison. Although Martinez was robbed during the incident, the circumstances suggest that the killers may have had another reason for the attack.

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