Girl accused of killing man

SAN JUAN — Prosecutors filed a first-degree murder charge against a 17-year-old girl who allegedly killed a man she said tried to fondle her.

Police said Keishla Maya Figueroa beat 54-year-old Jose Perez Green with a rock on April 17 in the eastern coastal town of Naguabo. He died at the hospital.

Prosecutor Enid Rivera told El Nuevo Dia newspaper that Perez was drunk and that the teen could have run away or asked for help.

Justice Department spokesman Fidel Rodriguez said the youth was being held on a $50,000 bond.


TV host arrested for airing rape video

PORT-OF-SPAIN — The host of a popular TV crime show was arrested months after showing a video of a mentally impaired teenage girl being raped.

Ian Alleyne was arrested April 19 after a 30-minute struggle with police that was broadcast live on TV as a few dozen fans demanded he be freed. Defense lawyer Om Lalla said Alleyne was later taken to the hospital for chest pains and remains there.

Alleyne aired the rape video three times on his show Crime Watch, which is aired on CCN TV6, late last year, then apologized after people protested. Police accuse him of violating a law that bans broadcasters from showing images of rape victims.


Manatees carrying satellite tags

NASSAU — A manatee and her calf found swimming in a busy harbor were released into safer waters.

The Atlantis resort that cared for the two said they were fitted with satellite tags so scientists can learn more about the islands’ growing manatee population.

Rita and Georgie were found in October in Nassau harbor. Officials feared they could be hit by boats so they asked the resort’s veterinarians to rehabilitate and relocate them.

The park’s marine mammal operations vice president Teri Corbett said manatees are not common in the Bahamas but have been sighted more often because of a possible change in migratory patterns.

The following news briefs were compiled from reports by The Associated Press