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Two Arrested In Slaying of D.C. Lawyer In The Dominican Republic

Slain Attorney Van Teasley

Slain Attorney Van Teasley (Instagram image)

News Americas, SANTO DOMINGO, DR, Weds. Nov. 26, 2014: Two men in the Dominican Republic have been arrested in the slaying of a 55-year-old Washington lawyer who was found dead at his home in Santo Domingo at month.

Police spokesman Jacobo Mateo told the AP that 20-year-old suspect Miguel Gonzalez Gomez confessed that he started a relationship with attorney Van Teasley a year ago with the intent of robbing him.

Gonzalez and 19-year-old suspect Jhon Michael Cabrera had Teasley’s cellphone and clothing and a motorcycle they bought with money taken from his apartment.

Teasley’s body was found bound and gagged on Oct. 31. He had been a criminal defense lawyer in Washington and had a second home in the Dominican Republic. Teasley had been scheduled to return to the U.S. on Nov. 4th.