The crime allegedly occurred due to drug trafficking related issues. They must face charges including aggravated homicide and manufacture, trafficking or illegal possession of firearms for the private use.

The 2nd Specialized Court of Ibagué (Tolima) returned a verdict of guilty against Samuel Beltrán Ballesteros and Diego Robayo Bejarano. They were sentenced  to 17 years in prison for aggravated murder of Carlos Javier Álvarez Herrera which took place on December 25, 2018 in rural settlement El Porvenir, rural area of ​​Lebanon (Tolima) where victim and perpetrators served in the military in Battalion (Batallón de Infantería N°16 Patriotas de Honda) in that Department.