November 20, 1997
Case: Ernesto Acero Cadena
Journalist with the newspaper El Informador Socioeconómico and of radio stations Modelar and Súper in Armenia, Quindío. He was also a psychiatrist.
A hit man approached him two blocks from his home in downtown Armenia and shot him three times, then fled.
Sentences reversed and acquittals: (+)
On June 14, 2000 Juan Carlos Henao Mosquera, accused of being the perpetrator, was acquitted by the Armenia Specialized Circuit Criminal Court. The prosecution did not appeal the acquittal. The case reverted to the preliminary stage.
Released / Sentence commuted: (+)
Jailed awaiting trial: (+)
Suspects not charged: (+)
Carlos Alberto Oviedo Alfaro, a former congressman, alleged mastermind, is serving a 39-year prison term for other homicides.
In January 2006 the Colombian Attorney General’s Office agreed to work on this case.