SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) A judge in Puerto Rico has ordered a private detective to pay $575,000 in damages to a family after publishing a book about a high-profile killing of an 8-year-old boy.
The ruling released Tuesday accused Milton Rodriguez Rivera of violating the privacy clause of an $8,500 deal he had made with Ana Cacho and her family to investigate the March 2010 killing of Cacho's son in their upscale neighborhood.
No one has been charged with the boy's death.
The book was published months after the killing and contained excerpts of interviews that Rodriguez had with Cacho, her relatives, police officials and others.
Cacho said in court documents that people thought she was involved in the killing as a result of the book.
Rodriguez could not be immediately reached for comment.