10 Convicted In Attempted Murder Of David Ortiz In Dominican Republic

DAVID ORTIZ - July 25:DAVID ORTIZ - July 25: David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox leaving Fenway Park after the game vs Detroit Tigers on July 25, 2015.


10 people have been convicted for the attempted murder of former Major League Baseball star David Ortiz.

This week, a court in the Dominican Republic convicted and sentenced the assailants and accomplices for the attempted murder of Big Papi in Santo Domingo back on June 9, 2019.

Ortiz spent six weeks in the hospital and underwent two surgeries for the injuries he sustained in the attack.

The accused gunman, Rolfi Ferreyra Cruz, and Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia were sentenced to 30 years each in prison, according to ESPN.com. The other defendants were sentenced to between 5 to 20 years in prison for their involvement.

The alleged mastermind, Victor Hugo Gomez Vasquez, was acquitted due to insufficient evidence.

Dominican authorities have said that Sixto David Fernandez, a man who was sharing a table with Ortiz, was the intended target.

A full sentencing will be read on February 8, 2023.

During his lengthy career with the Boston Red Sox, Ortiz was a member of the 2004 World Series championship team and earned 10 All-Star appearances. Ortiz was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2022 and had his No. 34 retired by the team.

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