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María Paola Hernández’s death ruled a suicide

María Paola Hernández Agosto

By John McPhaul

The Department of Justice closed the investigation into the death of María Paola Hernández Agosto on Tuesday, concluding that it was a suicide.

The result of the autopsy, expert examinations, testimonies of 25 witnesses and about 30 pieces of evidence, which include videos and audio recordings, confirm that the death of Hernández Agosto was self-inflicted, for which the Prosecutor’s Office is preparing to close and shelve the case.

“After conducting a complete and exhaustive investigation, in which the Prosecutor, the Institute of Forensic Sciences and the Police Bureau examined all possible angles and agreed on the findings, we affirm with certainty that María Paola’s death was not provoked by a third party,” the lead prosecutor in the Department of Justice, Jessika Correa González, said in a written statement. “The results of the autopsy and the forensic medical report confirm this.”

The Prosecutor’s Office informed the young woman’s family of the findings of the investigation.

The authorities investigated the incident reported at around 9:32 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, at a residence on Calle 2 of the Colinas de Cupey urbanization in San Juan. According to the report, the San Juan Municipal Police arrived at the residence and found Hernández Agosto, 33, shot in the head.

José Bobonis, the woman’s husband, alleged that after an argument between the two, she took her own life.

The report mentions that in addition to the gunshot wound, the woman had two additional head injuries. At the scene, the authorities seized a 9-millimeter Glock pistol, among other pieces of evidence.

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