He was also brought before a court for other three murders and an attempted murder in that town, and in the municipality of Sardinata. Previously, he was charged with the murder of two relatives of a former Farc member in process of reincorporation.
The Office of the Attorney General, through the Special Investigation Unit, within the framework of the strategy to prosecute those people responsible for violations against human rights defenders, social leaders and reincorporated members of the FARC, charged Anderson Jair Quintero Quintana, alias El Abuelo, an alleged leader of the Organized Armed Group (GAO) Pelusos- EPL in Ocaña, for several murders that took place in 2019 in Norte de Santander.
The Office of the Attorney General charged him with aggravated murder, aggravated criminal conspiracy, manufacture, trafficking or possession of weapons, attempted murder, and aggravated theft.
According to the investigation, alias el Abuelo would be the alleged perpetrator of the crime committed against the social leader of the neighborhood known as Colinas de Esperanza in Ocaña, María del Carmen Flores, who also worked at the Municipal Mayor’s Office which was perpetrated on May 16, 2019.
Likewise, he is allegedly involved in the murder of Nelson Pacheco and Denis Alfonso Manzano Navarro. The first fact took place in a rural settlement named Concepción in Ocaña, on April 10th and another one on January 6th in Santa Clara neighborhood in the same municipality.
He is also allegedly involved in the murder of Leidy Yurley Bermon Hernández and the attempted murder of Jesús Ariel Gutiérrez Gómez, which took place on April 17, 2019 in rural settlement Rugosa, in the municipality of Sardinata (Norte de Santander).
These results are added to the charges brought by the Office of the Attorney General against him for the murder of Rubén Téllez Rodríguez and Norber Rodríguez Quintero, brother and sentimental partner, respectively, of a former Farc member in process of reincorporation which took place on June 9, 2019 in Buenavista, Ocaña.
This investigation derives from a response to the guidelines defined by the Attorney General, Francisco Barbosa Delgado, the strategic direction and his institutional policy ” En la calle y en los territorios” which aim at prioritizing cases that affect human rights leaders, people in the process of reincorporation and the civil population in general.
The Office of the Attorney General makes this information public for reasons of general interest.