There is already a sentence of 18 years in prison for the murder of the two community leaders.
The Third Municipal Court with supervisory functions in Antioquia* approved the request made by the Office of the Attorney General and imposed a prison sentence against Weimar Alexánder Díaz Henao, alias Barbas or Tornillo, the allegedly responsible for the murder of two human rights defenders that took place on September 6, 2019 in Santa Fe de Antioquia (Antioquia).
A prosecutor from the Special Investigation Unit proved that alias Barbas, an alleged member of the western front of the self-defense forces of Colombia (frente Occidente de la Autodefensas Gaitanistas de Colombia ) or Clan del Golfo, was involved in the murder of Wilder Elías Godoy Restrepo and León Humberto Alcaraz Godoy, former president and former vice president, respectively of the Community Action Board in the rural settlement La Milagrosa.
The Office of the Attorney General presented enough evidence that allowed the court to bring charges for the crimes of aggravated murder, aggravated criminal conspiracy and manufacture, trafficking, possession of firearms, accessories, parts or ammunition.
The prosecution of Díaz Henao is in addition to the guilty verdict that the Fourth Criminal Court of the Special Circuit Court in Antioquia returned for the same events against Jaber Antonio Osorio Arias, alias Alexis.
This investigation was developed within the framework of the project that seeks to clarify the damages against human rights defenders and people in process of reincorporation in Antioquia, as established by the Attorney General, Francisco Barbosa Delgado.
The Office of the Attorney General makes this information public for reasons of general interest.
* In this case this court also has an additional function which is called in Spanish “ambulante” which means a judge/court who travels or moves throughout places/cities when needed.