A Miami man who was accused of being involved in a drive-by shooting was cleared of charges. The man had an iron-proof alibi: he was in an ambulance rushing his sister with vaginal pain to the hospital.
Extreme vaginal pain would normally have no silver lining, but one woman is thankful that her health issues kept her brother, Elias Cadoza, out of jail. Cadoza, 21, couldn't have been involved in the fatal gang shooting because he was rushing his sister to the hospital.
Gang violence victim Carlos Rodriguez-Martinez, 18, was killed on October 27. The victim was walking with a friend when a car pulled up and sparked an argument with them. Someone inside the car open fired on the two, then the gunman got out of the car to fire a couple shots more. One of those shots killed Rodriguez-Martinez.
Police tracked down the car and questioned the driver, Adela Santos. Santos admitted that she was present for the shooting, and she implicated Cadoza by identifying him as the shooter. Cadoza was then arrested and charged with second-degree murder.
Cadoza was released on his own recognizance last month, but his defense team managed to retrace his steps on the day of the murder and realized it was the day his sister was rushed to the hospital. She insisted her brother was by her side the entire time.
“The paramedic clearly remembered Elias, who wanted to get into the ambulance with his sister,” said Cadoza’s attorney, Jean-Michel D’Escoubet. “He also remembered Elias’ speech impediment.”
The young man was confirmed to have spent the night comforting his sister and went home with her the next morning.
Santos is suspected of falsely accusing Cadoza in an attempt to protect her boyfriend, who police now suspect is the real shooter.
Source: New York Post
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