Puerto Rican urban music singer José Fernando Cosculluela was sentenced this Friday to three years in probation for a pattern of sexist violence against his ex-wife, Jennifer Fungeniz.
Judge Marieli Rosario Figueroa, of the Humacao Court (east), made the decision after hearing the results of a pre-sentence report entrusted to the Parole Board.
The reggaeton player, known as “El Príncipe”, accepted on March 21 his guilt in 13 charges for violation of Law 54 for the Prevention and Intervention with Domestic Violence, after reaching an agreement with the Public Ministry.
Through this agreement, the charges for violating articles 6.09 (carrying a semi-automatic weapon without a license) and 6.14 (pointing or shooting a firearm) of the Weapons Law were filed.
Cosculluela was arrested on October 14, 2022when Fungeniz denounced that she was subjected to a pattern of domestic violence by her ex-husband.
On those dates, the fire of a Fungeniz vehicle in the exclusive Palmas del Mar complex in Humacao was also being investigated, but the authorities did not finally link the artist to this case.
After his arrest, Judge Carlos Capó de Humacao found cause for Cosculluela’s arrest and set him on $240,000 bail.
The judge explained that five charges of mistreatment (Art. 3.1), three of aggravated mistreatment (Art. 3.2) and five for the crime of mistreatment by threat (Art. 3.3) were filed under Law 54, as well as two violations to articles 6.09 and 6.14 of the Weapons Law.
During the preliminary hearing of the trial, last December, Cosculluela’s ex-wife claimed that the singer assaulted her during her second pregnancyhe was unfaithful and burned his clothes.