Local February 18, 2013 | 2:28 pm

Singer charged with beating his Latin American Idol wife to stay in jail

Santo Domingo.- The National District 3rd Appellate Court upheld a lower court ruling to incarcerate urban singer Manuel Marte Varet “Vaquero,” charged with beating his Martha Heredia, winner of the contest Latin American Idol.

Judge Ysis Muñiz handed down a dissenting opinion in, while colleagues Manuel Ulysses Bonnelly and Dorio Pujols ruled to keep the performer in jail to await trial.

The court ruling came despite a defense motion for his release, based on the fact that Vartet has with seven children. Upon reading the ruling, judge Bonnelly noted that the fact that all his children are from different women reveals Varet’s instability.

Prosecutor José Manuel Aguiló motioned the court keep the accused behind bars because he poses a flight threat, and that Heredia reported receiving several threats.

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