Preliminary Hearing In Dario Fernández Murder Case Held This Morning
Tuesday, November 08 2011 @ 05:15 PM UTC
Contributed by: Don Winner
Editor's Comment: Panama is in the process of switching over to this new "Accusatory Criminal System" and the province of Cocle now falls under that new system. This system is very similar to that used in the United States, and this would be the same as a preliminary hearing before a judge during which the prosecutor will present the evidence used to make the arrest, and the judge will determine if the suspect will stay in jail, be set free on bail, or what have you. It's incredibly fast compared to the system that has been used in Panama for decades. My question - who are the suspects. Two were arrested, but this article just talks about one.