US judge's son charged with murder in Puerto Rico

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Posted: Sep 05, 2012 1:39 PM
US judge's son charged with murder in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The son of a U.S. federal court judge in Puerto Rico is charged with killing his wife in a case that has been subject of intense media coverage on the island all summer.

Pablo Casellas Toro was taken into custody after surrendering in the company of his lawyers and two bodyguards in Bayamon. He was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder and other crimes in the June 17 death of his wife, Carmen Paredes. She was shot to death in their home in the wealthy San Juan suburb of Guaynabo.

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Casellas has denied killing his wife. Casellas is part of a prominent family on the island and is the son of U.S. District Court Judge Salvador Casellas, who was appointed to the court in 1994 by former President Bill Clinton.