Emely Peguero – English

Emely Peguero is the 16-year-old who was found dead in a suitcase.  Her body was found in La Guama, a city in the Dominican Republic.  On August 23, 2017, Peguero went to a doctor’s appointment with her boyfriend, Marlin Martinez.  She never returned from the appointment.  Media outlets report that Marlin paid someone to get rid of her body.

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Martinez confessed to the murder.  Marlin is 21-years-old and will most likely spend the rest of his life in prison.  In 1966, the Dominican Republic abolished the death penalty.  Peguero was five months pregnant.  This incident reminds us how precious life is.  Live each day like it is your last because tomorrow is not promised.

Emely Peguero English
Emely Peguero English

The tweet below explains that Martinez told his mother what happened.  Another important lesson we can learn from this tragedy is self-control.  You must learn to manage your temper or it could lead you to jail.  Domestic violence must not be tolerated.  If you’re in an abusive relationship, seek the help you need to get out of it.

Emely was only 16 and Martinez was 21.  They both should have had long lives to live but Emely’s life was stolen from her and Martinez will most likely spend the rest of his life in jail.

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