Nicaragua

February 10, 2004

Case: Carlos Guadamuz

Host of the program



Circumstances:   (+)

Just a few yards from the entrance to Canal 23, a hit man approached him and shot him at point-blank range five times. The journalist was accompanied by his 16-year-old son Selín, who was unhurt. The killer was held by employees of the TV station and the son at the scene.

Sentences:   (+)

2004:
On April 19, 2004
William Hurtado García was sentenced to 21 years in prison. He was also convicted of the attempted murder of the journalist’s son.

Sentences reversed and acquittals:   (+)


Prisoners sentenced:   (+)

William Hurtado García

Released / Sentence commuted:   (+)

On February 29, 2008 William Hurtado García was granted house arrest. He was released from prison for humanitarian reasons due to his poor health.

Jailed awaiting trial:   (+)


Suspects not charged:   (+)


Fugitives:   (+)


Notes:   (+)