September 16, 1999
Case: Guzmán Quintero Torres
News editor of the newspaper El Pilón in
He was in a bar with two colleagues when a hit man entered and shot him four times. The hit man fled on a motorcycle.
On March 13, 2002 Jorge Eliécer Espinel and Rodolfo Nelson Rosado were sentenced to 39 years in prison.
Sentences reversed and acquittals: (+)
On January 8, 2002 the Valledupar Specialist Circuit Court acquitted Jorge Eliécer Espinel and Rodolfo Nelson Rosado, a decision that was appealed and overturned on March 13, 2002, when they were sentenced to prison.
Jorge Eliécer Espinel and Rodolfo Nelson Rosado
Released / Sentence commuted: (+)
Jailed awaiting trial: (+)
Suspects not charged: (+)
The Colombian Attorney General’s Office reported to the IAPA in December 2007 that the investigations to bring the masterminds to justice were continuing.