March 17, 2007
Case: Miguel Pérez Julca
Host of the program “El Informativo del Pueblo” (News of the Town) on Radio Exitos in Jaén, Cajamarca.
He was heading home with his wife and two children at night when two men riding a motorcycle shot him in the head. His family witnessed the attack. They were unhurt.
On April 16, 2008 the Jaén Court sentenced Juan Hurtado Vásquez to 27 years in prison as the mastermind of the crime and Nazario Coronel, alias “Chamaya,” to 19 years as co-perpetrator of the murder. Both are appealing sentence.
The Court ordered payment of reparations amounting to de 35,000 new soles (approximately $12,500).
Sentences reversed and acquittals: (+)
Juan Hurtado Vásquez
Nazario Coronel, alias “Chamaya”
Released / Sentence commuted: (+)
Jailed awaiting trial: (+)
On April 25, 2007 Dilmer Cabada Arteaga, also allegedly involved in the murder, was arrested.
Also in custody is Elvia Mendoza Linares, said to have provided the weapons and transportation to the murderers.
Suspects not charged: (+)
Sabino Sánchez Ayala, a.k.a. “Chino Ayala” (Ayala the Chinaman), alleged co-perpetrator, is at large.
The trial of Elvia Mendoza Linares and Dilmer Cabada Arteaga is scheduled for April 22, 2008.