According to CBS Miami Alexis Vila Perdomo, 48, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in the 2011 kidnapping, torture and murder of Camilo Salazar. Perdomo, who represented Cuba in freestyle wrestling at the 1996 Olympics, is a former Bellator tournament finalist.
According to authorities the murder of Salazar was orchestrated by Manuel Marin, 64, the former owner of Presidente Supermarkets (per CBS Miami). It is believed that Salazar was having an affair with Marin’s wife.
Prosecutors suspect that Marin enlisted Perdomo, who worked at a Presidente store and taught wrestling to Marin’s son, and Roberto Isaac, 63, to kidnap and kill Salazar.
Salazar was abducted from a Miami street in late May 2011. His burned and mutilated body was found in the Florida Everglades on June 2nd. The Miami Herald reported that a medical examiner with Miami-Dade County determined that Salazar’s hands had been bound with a belt and that he received multiple blows to the face and head, which resulted in a fractured skull and jaw. The medical examiner proposed that a hard object like a golf club was used during the beating.
After he was beaten Salazar’s throat was slit with a knife or boxcutter. It is believed that Salazar was still alive at this point and that he keeled over onto his back. After this gasoline was poured onto Salazar’s genitals and a fire was lit. It is unknown if Salazar was still alive when the fire was set.