In an exclusive interview with Love News, 31-year-old German Castellanos, the man accused of killing his own father, Daniel Castellanos, is tonight clearing his name. Over the weekend, reports of the alleged patricide sent shockwaves across the nation. Initial reports were that German had shot and killed his father in anger. But, tonight German is free without charges. Reporter Vejea Alvarez has the story.
Vejea Alvarez, Love FM News: He’s accused of doing the unthinkable: fatally shooting his 79 year old father, David Castellanos and leaving him to lay in a pool of his own blood. But tonight, 31 year old German Castellanos is a free man who wants nothing more than his name cleared. Castellanos says that on the night in question, he and his girlfriend did indeed have an argument that prompted them to leave but contrary to earlier reports, German returned home after his father was murdered.
German Castellanos, Son of David Castellanos: “Friday night, I was having a little argument with my wife. Right? And I left and I went and I never did come back and the police already said all of that and they have already verified that I was at this time at the same place when the murder took place so I can’t be at two places at the same time right?”
Vejea Alvarez, Love FM News: Yesterday police spokesman ASP. Fitzroy Yearwood stated that after consulting with the Director of Public Prosecutions, investigators were instructed to release Castellanos due to a lack of evidence. German claims that during his detention, investigators received the credible information that exonerated him from the murder.
German Castellanos, Son of David Castellanos: “What I don’t understand is that when they took me in there they treated me like a criminal. They knocked me in my chest, you know? I took that lick but I showed them that I was innocent. I communicated with them how I was supposed to communicate with them. Right? I did everything that they told me to do and I, everything that I said was what they saw.”
Vejea Alvarez, Love FM News: Castellanos says that while his name is now sullied by what he called a lack of proper investigation, he wants to make it emphatically clear that he is innocent.
German Castellanos, Son of David Castellanos: “I am innocent. I would never do my pa that right. I love my father, right? I really love my father. Every night I am with my father, I run jokes with my pa and my pa runs jokes with me too. Why would a son like that come and just? I didn’t have any problem with my father the night. Why would I just come like that and I would just go and kill my pa? That doesn’t make any sense right. Police they look like they don’t do their jobs good too. I mean, they should have come to me in a better way and I wasn’t running from them. I was giving myself in. The same way I gave in myself, they took me in the same day. I wasn’t running from the officers them. That;s to show you that I was innocent. I know I didn’t do this.”
Vejea Alvarez, Love FM News: But how was German ever considered a suspect in the slaying of his elderly father? According to his brother, Luis, who spoke to us yesterday, he was placed at the scene of the crime by his step daughter who has since changed her story. So the only person who witnessed when your brother allegedly came to bang on the door was his step daughter?
Luis Castellanos, Son of David Casteallnos: “That is the only person and I don’t know what she saw or I don’t know. I can’t tell you all that because I wasn’t there. She only told me a name and we stuck on that because of what she was telling us right? But right now that she went in and said something else?”
Vejea Alvarez, Love FM News: While Castellanos and his bereaved family does not have a clue who is responsible for their father’s callous murder, they’re hoping that justice will prevail.
German Castellanos, Son of David Castellanos: “I am out and they said that it wasn’t me and I really want them to find the person, you know, because I already look like I am guilty and I know I am not guilty. Right? I would never do that to my pa. I love my pa, like what I said before. Right, and I would want them to find the person who did. I would really want them to find justice.”
Vejea Alvarez, Love FM News: This devastated family is now clinging on to hope that the man responsible for their father’s murder will be dealt with to the fullest extent of the law. Reporting for Love News, I am Vejea Alvarez.