April 21, 2004
Case: Alberto Rivera Fernández
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He was heading home in the afternoon when he was intercepted by two men who shot him twice at point-blank range.
On February 7, 2006 Martín Flores and Roy Culqui were sentenced as masterminds to 25 years in prison and Erwin Pérez Pinedo, an intermediary, and Angel Mendoza, co-perpetrator, to 30 years. Tercero Gonzales, intermediary, was given a 10-year sentence.
On November 14, 2007 Lito Fasabi Pizango was sentenced to 35 years in prison as perpetrator and Alex Ventura Panduro to 20 years as an intermediary.
Sentences reversed and acquittals: (+)
On November 14, 2007 acquitted was Luis Valdez Villacorta, the mayor of Coronel Portillo, and Solio Ramírez Garay, former chief judge of the Civil Division of the Uscayali High Court, who had been accused of being the masterminds.
Lito Fasabi Pizango, Alex Ventura Pandero, Martín Flores, Roy Culqui, Erwin Pérez Pinedo, Angel Mendoza and Tercero Gonzales.
Released / Sentence commuted: (+)
Jailed awaiting trial: (+)
Suspects not charged: (+)
On April 3, 2008 State Attorney Pablo Sánchez Velarde asked the Supreme Court to declare null and void the trial in which Luis Valdez and Solio Ramírez Garay were acquitted.
On November 19, 2007 the Office of Control of the Judiciary (OCMA) held that the Criminal Division of the Ucayali High Court had not complied with the legal norms and the deadlines for holding hearings in the trial of the alleged masterminds. According to the OCMA the trial should have been annulled. It is now up to the Supreme Court to rule on the matter.