Son of former Presidente Supermarkets owner accused of murder now facing charges

Yaddiel Marin accused of sending father money, visiting him in Spain

By Todd Tongen - Anchor/Reporter, Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - The son of a Presidente Supermarkets part-owner accused of murder was arrested Thursday in Miami Beach for allegedly helping his father financially while his father was in hiding, authorities said.

Police said Manuel Marin left the country in 2011 shortly after he had his wife's lover killed.

Several law enforcement agencies raided the home of his son -- a wealthy businessman -- Thursday morning.

Yaddiel Marin's sprawling pine tree mansion on Miami Beach was swarmed with officers and crime scene technicians, looking for evidence that he was aiding and abetting his fugitive father. 

Authorities said Manuel Marin, 64, conspired to kidnap, torture and murder his wife's secret lover, Camilo Salazar. 

A boxing promoter and two mixed martial arts fighters also face charges in the killing. 

Police said Manuel Marin fled the country after homicide detectives were zeroing in on him and lived on the lam in Spain for years. He was captured Aug. 14 in Spain and was extradited to South Florida, where he is awaiting trial. 

Police said his 32-year-old son was sending him money, and even visited him in Spain. 

According to an arrest warrant, Yaddiel Marin opened a joint bank account at Bank of Ameria eight days before Salazar was killed and repeatedly used the account to send money to his father.

Authorities said Yaddiel Marin's live-in girlfriend, Karolyn Henao, gave a sworn statement to detectives and claimed that she accompanied her boyfriend to Spain to visit his father in May 2016.

Authorities said Henao claimed she didn't know Manuel Marin's address or whereabouts, but said she knew her boyfriend had regular contact with his father.

According to the warrant, Yaddiel Marin also paid his father's friend, Jaime Rojas, $7,000, plus paid for his airfare and lodging, so that Rojas could transport $9,000 in U.S. currency to his father in September 2011. 

Authorities said Yaddiel Marin obtained a general power of attorney from Manuel Marin in July 2011 and signed the documentation necessary to allow for the divorce between his father and Jenny Marin to be finalized. 

He also helped Jenny Marin sell the former couple's marital home in Lighthouse Point and pays her $10,000 a month in child support for her two minor children with Manuel Marin, authorities said. 

According to the warrant, Yaddiel Marin has also cashed checks in his father's name relating to a business in New Jersey. 

Yaddiel Marin faces a charge of being an accessory after the fact. 

 

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