Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Miky Bretón

Miky Breton, a local television producer and film maker, was found dead yesterday in the Princess Cabañas. According to news reports he was found by the motel staff. The room was covered in blood and he had been stabbed several times and was found with a knife sticking out of his neck. He was also beaten about the head.

Miky was the writer, director and producer of a local Dominican television show, Relatos de Miky Breton (Tales of Mikey Breton). This show delves deeply into the underworld of Dominican society. With stories about corruption, drugs, prostitution, domestic violence and other taboo subjects were well-written, and surprisingly very well acted. He used a lot of local Dominican rappers who gave his work a real authenticity.

Mikey was found dead at a cabaña. For the uninitiated a cabaña is a sex motel. They are located in every city in this very catholic country. They all have the same basic concept. Very flashy with lots of lights, and usually they are clustered in a certain area. You drive into a garage and go inside. You never see anyone, except maybe security upon entering or maybe a housekeeper. Here is a video of a nice cabaña.

This is the number one news story here. Speculation is rampant about why he was killed. Was is because of his fascination with covering the underworld? Did it have something to do with his S.U.V. being stolen a couple of months ago? Were he and his killer at a cabaña to have sex? Police have now confirmed that they are looking for a suspect who is a rapper from San Cristobal. This rapper was a former principal singer in his church who had now starting rapping about marijuana and homosexuality, according to press reports. His group has videos on YouTube. What does any of this have to do with his death? I don't know, but I think we should find out shortly.

I believe that Miky was gay, but I do not know that for certain. I remember seeing him out several times. I did not know him but we exchanged pleasantries. I remember that he spoke very good English and was extremely approachable and very nice. I believe his killer will be caught. But justice might be another matter. (Facebook)

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

According to the newspaper, Hoy, he was killed by a "rapper" named Jean Luis Valdez. Valdez was arrested in Bonao where police also found the deceased's jeep. Breton's body was found naked, stabbed multiple times, and covered by a sheet on the cabana bed. There was also evidence that the two had been drinking together. Breton is dead and Valdez will probably claim that they were talking business and having some drinks when all of a sudden, Breton came on to him for sex and he "defended" himself by killing him. This goes to show that no matter who or where you are, you have to be extra careful with these bugarrones. Just my two cents....
From Puerto Rico.
Rafael

Anonymous said...

Thanks Anthony for relaying this news to us in English. I saw it in Spanish but missed some of the nuances. There can be so many angles to what led to his tragic end. Such a brutal murder too. and I do hope the killer is caught and brought to justice. Was wondering what area this happened in? I'm assuming it is near Santo Domingo. Thanks for keeping us posted.
Brien
NY

axiom2001 said...

Anthony, your blog is truly an excellent one, covering a variety of experiences and issues. I thank you.

Although this particular account is a sad one, you wrote extremely well in your reporting. I also liked reading the larger font. Thanks, man!

Perhaps one of these days I'll return for a short holiday to the country and city of your presence and living!

Monaga said...

Update: The young rapper has been caught and has admitted to the killing. He has supposedly made several statements. I see the 'gay panic' defense being set up as I type this.

Langston Baldwin said...

Craziness!Sick people out there with no soul.

That videowas interesting- wish I knew what they were fighting about (lovers???), seems like an intense show.

Anonymous said...

This is such a untimely death,to what seems to be, a very creative talented personality, how very sad.I could almost feel through your writing the sequence of events ,that this was going to be set up has a gay twist on the end.Just knowing how the Catholic church and it's leader,Cardnial Lopez, along with his supporters,shall try to over shadow the real facts & truths of this crime and this man death.My sympathy goes out to the creative community in Santo Domingo, his close friends and of course his family.May God rest his soul in peace.Thank you Anthony for sharing this story, you do such an excellent job keeping us posted on most events that take place in Santo Domingo.Keep up the great work.

Anonymous said...

I am always saddened when these tragedies occur on such a tranquil and seemingly happy place. My condolences go out to his friends and family. And to my fellow queens, PLEASE BE CAREFUL. On another note, that video clip is FIRE! I watched all the other related ones and I am sitting here hot and bothered. The cast was just the finest specimen of Dominican men that I have seen in a minute. I wish I spoke Spanish so that I could understand what was going on, it looked interesting. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I am very sorry to hear about this. Very sad.

Anonymous said...

DR1 writes that in a confession to police: Valdez said he killed Breton because Breton offered him 5000 pesos to be the "woman" in a sexual encounter in the cabana. Valdez refused, but Breton forced
himself on him, so he hit Valdez in order to "defend his masculinity." He then had to kill Breton because since Breton was so well known, nobody would believe that he was protecting himself from unwanted sexual advances when he initially hit Breton. Breton is dead and can not say anything on his behalf. We all need to be extra careful. Things aren't what they used to be. Rest in peace, Miky Breton.
From Puerto Rico,
Rafael

John K said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Miky Breton. Thank you for giving the heads up on this tragic event, and thanks to your readers for the DR1 pointers. The article here is a little confusing, but the gist is that Breton paid for Valdez to top him, but when Breton want to switch up and top Valdez, the rapper went beserk (the "gay panic" behavior you rightly mentioned). So very, very sad. The clip from his show was riveting...I just wish I could understand the rapid-fire Spanish better.

Anonymous said...

is micky breton a breton (british)? when a dominican morenito say NO, take it as a NO or else you will end up like micky. micky have learned his lesson so i hope we do also. PEACE ON EARTH!

Living in DR said...

I'm not saying this is what happened in this instance because we will only ever have one side of the story...

but if you treat people as objects to be used and discarded, you shouldn't be surprised if they see you in the same way. i suspect many who read this blog should think long and hard about that.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but if a sexual encounter is not going the way you want, you ask the person to leave or get yourself out. There is no need to kill anybody.

Anonymous said...

there had to be some other motive that we will never get to know

John K said...

Anthony, to clarify, I meant the DR1 article was unclear, not your writeup, which was as clear as day. Thanks again for it. We also ended up watching videos 1-11 of Miky Breton's "Relatos." What an interesting show. When did it air? Is there any word on whether people who worked with him will continue it?

Anonymous said...

this is soo sad I love this blog because it is so well written and the men are always on fire