SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – The Dominican authorities identified Monday the man they believe has paid him to kill David Ortiz at a hospital in Boston.
The man was identified as Alberto Miguel Rodriguez Mota, whom the authorities refer to as a refugee. The announcement came when a judge held a public hearing for another suspect nicknamed "bone". The officials did not disclose details, but According to The Associated Press court documents, the man whose real name is Gabriel Alexander Perez Vizcaino is accused of being the liaison between the alleged perpetrators and the person who paid them.
The documents say that a man in jail for an independent case contacted Perez one week before shooting for a bar in Santo Domingo for the alleged job and sent him a picture of the target for him to do could share batsmen.
Perez allegedly shared the picture with the other suspects when they gathered at a nearby gas station a few minutes before the shooting. Officials did not say if it was Ortiz's picture.
The documents also say that Perez sold a gold iPhone 6 to plan a $ 1
"He did this when he found out that the police were looking for him," the document said.
A lawyer from Perez did not comment on leaving the courtroom after the hearing, when the police threw away the suspect, who wore a red T-shirt, a flak jacket, and a helmet. He did not talk to reporters.
The 24-year-old suspect is one in ten who have been arrested by the authorities, and they are looking for at least two others mentioned in the court documents, including the man accused of paying the alleged hit ,
Ortiz's lawyer, Jose Martinez Hoepelman, said he was satisfied with the investigation.
"Trust the authorities," he said. "They worked tirelessly to get the results we've got so far, we all want more information, but we have to wait."
The police have offered the coordinator of the attack 400,000 Dominican pesos or about $ 7,800 to orchestrate the shoot of Ortiz, known as Big Papi.
He led the Red Sox to three World Cups, was All-Star ten times and completed 541 home runs.
Ortiz lives in Boston, but visits the Dominican Republic several times a year.
Doctors removed his gallbladder and part of his bowel before being flown to Boston, where he remains in the Massachusetts General Hospital's intensive care unit.