Tiburon Police Chief Mike Cronin answers a reporter's question when fire chief Richard Pearce is at a press conference on a man for manslaughter at the Tiburon Police Station, California on Monday, September 16. 2019. (Photo: Alan Dep, AP)
A member of a wealthy Mexican family was arrested for manslaughter after his eleven-year-old son was killed during a boat trip in San Francisco Bay. 19659005] Javier A. Burillo, 57, is charged with, among other things, killing a vehicle with a ship and operating a boat after the police claimed that his two sons had been thrown overboard when the boat hit a wave.
Tiburon Police Chief Michael Cronin told reporters that Burillo crashed the boat near Angel Island north of San Francisco when his 11-year-old son and 27-year-old son crashed.
"There is a possibility that they were flooded or when he turned around to save them," Cronin told reporters on KGO TV.
Burillo brought his two sons on board and drove them back to the Corinthian Yacht Club, police said. His older son had cuts on his leg while his younger son was declared dead there, Cronin said. Burillo was the one who called the police around 7pm. Sunday, Cronin added.
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19659006] According to Associated Press, Burillo's full name, according to real estate reports, is Javier Burillo Azcarraga, a wealthy real estate developer with luxury hotels and restaurants in Mexico. His family also founded a huge media company, Grupo Televisa SA, with broadcasts and newscasts across Latin America.
The Marin Independent Journal reported that court records show that Burillo's wife, Rose, applied for divorce in Marin in 2000. "Javier is a member of a highly and politically powerful family in Mexico," she wrote in a lawsuit, the newspaper said.
The Associated Press reported that the couple bought their home in Marin County for $ 10.2 million in 2004.
"I know him as Javier Burillo," Cronin said, declining to give the full name of the Man confirm.
Burillo was released on bail of $ 1 million on Monday.
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