Colombia Sentences Guerilla Killer of 3 El Comercio Journalists to 29 Years in Prison

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A Colombian court tracked down an individual from a guerilla bunch blameworthy of taking part in the abducting and the homicide of a writer team and sent him in the slammer for almost 29 years, the country’s Prosecution Office reported.

Journalist Javier Ortega, picture taker Paúl Rivas and driver Efraín Segarra were revealing for the El Comercio paper when they were confined in 2018 in the Ecuadorian region of Esmeraldas by individuals from “Oliver Sinisterra,” a group that split from the FARC guerrillas in 2016, the year that agitator bunch marked a harmony manage the Colombian government.

The court condemned Jesús Vargas Cuajiboy, false name Reinel, an individual from the “Olivier Sinisterra,” to 28 years and 8 months in jail, Javier García Trochez of the Prosecution Office’s coordinated violations office said at a public interview.

Reinel watched the casualties during the kidnapping until nom de plume Guacho, the then head of the dissenter structure, requested their murdering. The groups of the three were discovered days after the fact.

Confronted with overpowering proof, Reinel acknowledged his duty regarding the killings and appologized to the casualty’s families from the Cómbita greatest security jail in Boyacá.

The case will probably see more suspects in court, including Gustavo Angulo Arboleda, moniker Cherry, and Gustavo Ospina Hernández, false name Barbas.