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Nicaragua To Tackle Gender Violence With ‘Femicide’ Law

May 8, 2013

The circumstances surrounding the death of Aleyda Damaris Alaniz Dávila were tragically typical of such crimes. The 21-year-old victim had spent time of late with another man, with whom she recently had a child. Her husband, 27-year-old Lenar Castellón Blandón, had his own extra-marital love interest. On the afternoon of June 23, the two argued. A shot went off. The bullet entered Alaniz Dávila’s chest and exited her back. The young Nicaraguan woman fell to the floor and died within minutes. Police arrested the husband, who remains in custody pending trial. Read the rest of this entry ?