Official Statement from the Martino Family – Re: Glass Throwing Incident

Many Haitian readers may be aware of the situation which transpired on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at the Ramada Hotel in Sunny Isles. For those of you who are not, a Cocktail glass was thrown onto the stage as T-Vice was finishing up their set and hit Roberto on the head. Immediately 911 were dispatched, the party ended and the ambulance took Roberto to the hospital for further assessment. Now, resting at home, Roberto and his family are asking for the public?s help.

Video Surveillance Camera?s on the scene in the Ballroom, and within the Hotel Lobby and the surrounding premises including the parking lots, have all been reviewed and the entire incident has been recorded, but now we are asking the public to help in Identifying the individual. The Police Department will work closely with anyone who can help Identify the person through photographs and video collected that night. Thus, is it only one easy step to close this case officially, Police have also stated that if no one steps forward in the next few days, the Picture and Video Surveillance will be made public.

A substantial monetary reward will be rendered to persons who have valuable information that can Identify the individuals involved in this incident. Law enforcement officers have been working diligently to solve this violent crime and the Martino family, along with the Police Department is asking for a unified force by the community in helping bring justice to light.

Surrounded by family and friends, Roberto is recovering well but the fact remains that a crime was committed and the criminal at large must be held accountable for his or her actions.

As a unified force, fans have continued to say how their safety has declined during compromising situations at clubs around the U.S., now is the time to act on our words and help crack down on these dangerous thugs, in hopes of taking a stand for the entire Haitian Music Industry.

Those who have any valuable information, and any witnesses to this malicious act please email or call 305-519-7675.

Only serious eye witnesses with factual reports that will lead to an arrest will be accepted.

The Martino Family as a whole agrees that these heinous acts against musicians who are only doing their jobs as Ambassadors of Haitian Music throughout the world, will not and cannot be tolerated, therefore please make sure that as fans and as members of the media, this message is spread throughout emails, web board forums, threads, Facebook, My Space, radio stations, as well as television stations.

We thank you for the continued prayers and well wishes and we trust that those involved will be apprehended very soon with your help.

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