Last week’s cover story
about Megan Volz’s stormy relationship with—and subsequent filing of assault charges against—two Uruguayan illegals has gotten an unauthorized boost in circulation. The Nicaraguan daily El Nuevo Diario reprinted the story
without our permission in its entirety…well almost. The editors there removed all references in our story to Eric Volz’s trial being a sham or other facts of the case that point to the young man’s innocence. They also deleted all references to the significant movement to free Eric Volz, including the work of his lawyers and the website
his family started. In all, the story the paper "reprinted"—titled "La Otra Volz"—is about half the length of the English version that we first published last week.
The paper also added ominous subheds such as “The Volz’s, from victims to executioners,” and “A bad girl” in between sections of the story.
Finally, they spelled my name P.J. Robia.
Mercedes Alvarado, mother of the young woman that Eric was accused of killing, was shown the bootleg version of the story and is quoted in this article
, which attempts to make the case that violence runs in the Volz family. “They apparently come from a violent society and from an unstable family emotionally," Alvarado tells the paper in Spanish. She also says that she was surprised to know that Eric had a sister. "Here always he said that he was an only child," she says.
Keep in mind that this is a woman who claims that Volz offered her $1 million for her silence. He claims that he didn’t, and even if he did, it didn’t work. Alvarado testified at his trial, where he was found guilty and sentenced to 30 years before an appellate court finally released him last month.