Despite his young age, he came to play with some of his idols, such as Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Steve Aoki, Erik Morillo, and Markus Schullz”, comments the journalistic note.
The violent death of Valentina Trespalacios keeps the media on alert. In the midst of the situation of the investigation that is being carried out against John Poulus, the alleged murderer of the young woman, the magazine specialized in music, Billboard, paid tribute to the Colombian DJ. In one of her most recent publications, the outlet described Valentina as a “pioneer about to take off.”
John Poulus was captured with a scratch on his face
The injury to the American’s face could be another piece of evidence against him for the alleged murder of DJ Valentina Trespalacios
“Valentina Trespalacios was a pioneer about to take off. As a DJ immersed in the world of guaracha, a Colombian dance genre, at the age of 23 she emerged as one of the DJs with a future in the country”, reads the article in which they also take a tour of the Colombian musical career.
As described by Billboard, Valentina had “an overwhelming and mesmerizing personality.” In 2019, the year in which she debuted on the electronic music scene in Colombia, she won an award at the Colombia Dance Awards, that space recognized for awarding the best DJ’s in the country for twelve years.
John Poulos, accused of murdering DJ Valentina Trespalacios, was sent to the prosecutor’s bunker
The accusation document of the Prosecutor’s Office indicates him for the crimes of aggravated femicide and concealment, alteration and destruction of evidence
“Trespalacios began moving in tech house and lately he was doing “guaracha”, the dance genre from Colombia that mixes tribal house, cumbia and Latin, and which is a phenomenon at parties for young people in the country (…) Despite his young age, he came to play with some of his idols, such as Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Steve Aoki, Erik Morillo, and Markus Schullz”, comments the journalistic note.
This is how the case of Valentina Trespalacios goes:
Valentina Trespalacios was strangled while she slept, according to Legal Medicine
The ruling revealed that the woman had multiple strangulation injuries, bleeding on the right side of her tongue, and was in her underwear when she died.
Although he pleaded not guilty, John Poulos, the alleged murderer of the young DJ, is charged with the crimes of aggravated femicide and destruction of evidence.
On January 26, when the first hearing against the US citizen was held before the 26th Municipal Criminal Court of Bogotá, after being captured in Panama on January 24. As stated in the Legal Medicine report, the young woman would have died of mechanical asphyxia.
As the magazine describes it, Valentina had “an overwhelming and mesmerizing personality.” In 2019, the year in which she debuted on the electronic music scene in Colombia, she won an award at the Colombia Dance Awards.
Valentina’s body, highlights the forensic authority, has marks on her body that show that she was subjected to violent acts. “There is a blue suitcase with a black ribbon, from which a human head with female characteristics protrudes from one side. Following this, the tape that surrounds the suitcase is cut with a metal bladed scalpel, thus managing to open the suitcase and finding a lifeless body in a seated position ”, indicates the Legal Medicine report.
“She presented marked congestion and facial edema, as well as signs of multiple blunt force trauma, scattered throughout the forearms and sacral region. In the same way, bruises were observed on the labial mucosa and cheeks”, the document highlights.
Despite the evidence against him, Poulus pleaded not guilty and denounced that his life was in danger due to the exposure of his name and image in the press. “The foreign citizen insists that he is concerned about security, at this moment he fears for his life, which is why the case has been highly mediated. With this, the request that the citizen makes is that from now on his life be safeguarded and, being under the orders of the State, he requests that this security be kept in order to guarantee his life, “said the defense team for the American citizen .
In addition to this allegation, John Poulos’s lawyer commented that his client’s fundamental rights had been violated in the judicial proceedings. It was reported that he spent more than 40 hours “confined in a dark room” at the air terminal where he was captured. In that period of time, he allegedly did not have access to his belongings nor was he able to communicate with his family in the United States.
“His handcuffs were very tight, he had a panic attack and they have not allowed him access to his medication to control cholesterol,” the lawyer said. The court, however, dismissed the complaints and concluded that there was no violation in the process.
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