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Who Is Jenni Rivera’s Ex-Husband, José Trinidad Marín?

  • December 14, 2023
  • 5 min read

Who is José Trinidad Marín? What happened to Jenni Rivera’s ex-husband, sentenced for abusing his daughters Jacqie and Chiquis?

In 1992, ‘The Great Lady’ found out about the hell that was going on in her house, thanks to her sister Rosie taking the courage to tell about the disastrous abuse from José Trinidad Marín.

Who was Jenni Rivera?

Jenni Rivera, whose real name is Dolores Janney Rivera Saavedra was born in Long Beach, California, on July 2, 1969. After achieving fame, it is estimated that she sold 25 million records, becoming the topmost Sinaloan banda performer reflected by media such as CNN, Billboard, Fox News. According to the New York Times, Jenni was the most significant and best-selling female artist in the genre of regional Mexican music.

Rivera began making music in 1991, and in her songs, she often addressed social issues, infidelity, and romantic relationships. When she released her tenth studio album, Jenni (2008), it became her first No. 1 album on the Billboard Top Latin chart in the United States.

In 2010, she appeared in and produced the reality series “Jenni Rivera Presents Chiquis y Raq-C.” She also appeared in and produced “I Love Jenni” as well as “Chiquis’ n Control” (2012). Also, she debuted as an actress in the film “Filly Brown” and worked as a coach in the second season of “La Voz Mexico.” Unfortunately, she died in a plane crash near Monterrey, on December 9, 2012.

Who is José Trinidad Marín?

Jenni Rivera’s first husband, José Trinidad Marín, was the man who made the singer shed the most tears. Trino, as he is known in the media, sexually abused the daughters he had with Jenny, Chiquis, and Jacqueline, as well as his sister-in-law, Rosie Rivera.

After learning the facts, Rivera put the case in the hands of the authorities, although justice would take a while to arrive due to the escape of her then-husband.

José Trinidad Marín was a nine-year-old fugitive until he was finally captured in April 2006. As of 2023, he is 59 years old and currently serving an extensive sentence. He is estimated to be 74 years old when he is free from prison.

What Happened to José Trinidad Marín?

In 2007, a judge found José Trinidad Marín guilty, and he was sentenced to 31 years in prison for having abused his two daughters and sister-in-law. The sentence was for serious crimes, including lewd acts with a minor, continued sexual abuse, and aggravated sexual assault against a child, according to what was stated by Deputy District Attorney Mark Burnley.

According to journalist Javier Ceriani in 2022, Trino Marín could be released much sooner. Despite the seriousness of his charges and the fact that his crime is one of the most punishable in the United States, it is said that Jenni Rivera’s ex-husband would see his sentence reduced due to his good behavior.

“@chiquisoficial’s father, who abused her when she was a child, will be released from prison,” Ceriani wrote on social networks, adding: “If he abused his daughters and sister-in-law, who is going to be safe now that the man is free?” Chiquis Rivera’s father for good behavior?” said the journalist.

The Legal Process of José Trinidad Marín Turned Stormy

Even though the authorities had already captured José Trinidad Marín, the time had come to move on to legal processes. It could be said that all this was very stormy, both for the singer and the other family members.

While all this was taking place, the well-known Diva de la Banda revealed that this situation was very complicated for her. However, despite everything, she was not willing to give up, as she wanted to become a source of inspiration for many other women who found themselves in similar situations. Many things had to be relived, but recovery was necessary.

During the second half of 2006, the judge in charge of the case gave José Trinidad Marín conditional release after having paid a bail of 1 million dollars. This factor caused Trino to mock Lupillo Rivera in the middle of the court, causing her son to hit him several times.

José Trinidad Marín’s Daughters Forgive Him

On more than one occasion, Trino Marín’s victims have revealed that they do not feel resentment towards their abuser. However, a recent publication by Jacqie Rivera has caused controversy on social networks.

The singer’s eldest daughter shared a video that includes some photographs of her father, where she lets him know that she has forgiven him for the decisions she made:

“This message is for the first man who broke my heart. Father, I want you to know that despite your mistakes, your decisions and the fact that you left me hurt me deeply, I love you and I forgive you.”

The post was not liked by her fans, who remembered how much Jenny struggled to see José Trinidad Marín behind bars. Faced with these messages, Jacqie made it clear that only her mother and she knew what they felt about the situation of the accused of sexual abuse.

For now, the only thing that is known is that José Trinidad Marín is in prison. Although much of the talking has been about him being released or his sentence being reduced by half, none of this news has been confirmed. The decisions made by the authorities are still unwilling to give in since the crime committed is one of the most grave.

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