February 14, 2004
Case: Antonio de la Torre Echandía
Reporter for a news program broadcast by Radio Orbita, Yungay, Yungay province, Ancash.
After leaving a social event late at night he was stabbed and beaten on various parts of the body by two assailants. Before dying of his wounds the following dawn he identified one of his attackers.
On December 14, 2005 sentenced were Amaro León León, former mayor, mastermind; Antonio Torre Camones, main accomplice, and Pedro Angeles Figueroa, perpetrator, to 17 years in prison and payment of financial reparations amounting to some $ 6,000.
On the same date Antenor Figueroa Mejía was sentenced to 4 years house arrest, with the stipulation he report monthly to the court.
Sentences reversed and acquittals: (+)
On July 20, 2006 the Criminal Division of the Supreme Court overturned the conviction of Amaro León León, Antonio Torre Camones and Pedro Angeles Figueroa.
Released / Sentence commuted: (+)
Antenor Figueroa Mejía reports each month to the court to confirm his presence in the city.
Jailed awaiting trial: (+)
On September 18, 2007 David Julca Orrillo, alleged to be one of the perpetrators, was arrested.
Suspects not charged: (+)