After approving the evidence presented by the Office of the Attorney General, the Third Municipal Criminal Court of Cali imposed a prison sentence against James Fernando Chamorro Sarria, alias JR; and Miguel Ángel Mora Hoyos, alias Mora; who allegedly participated in the armed attack against the Comptroller General of Cali, María Fernanda Ayala Zapata; and her driver, which took place on September 2nd.
The defendants apparently perpetrated the attack against María Fernanda Ayala Zapata, the district Comptroller General in Cali, on September 2nd.
That day, the official was going to her office in an official vehicle through Centenario neighborhood in Valle del Cauca, when alias JR, who was in the rear part of a motorcycle driven by alias Mora, apparently fired on the truck. Ayala Zapata and her driver were not injured as the driver accelerated the vehicle and managed to get it out of the sector.
Once the fact was known, the Sectional Office of Cali appointed a specialized prosecutor and a group of judicial police from the Technical Investigative Corps (by its acronym in Spanish Cuerpo Técnico de Investigación CTI) and Sijín of the Metropolitan Police in Cali, whose joint work allowed the collection of evidence which led to the identification of those prosecuted as the alleged perpetrators.
The investigators analyzed, among other things, the images from 17 security cameras of the sector when the official got in the vehicle, until the arrival of the alleged hitmen, the armed attack, and the escape route they used. It proved that the defendants were wandering around the place at different times and occasions prior to the commission of the attack.
On September 28, CTI officials and the Police carried out the arrest warrants against alias JR and alias Mora in operations carried out in neighborhood Alfonso Bonilla Aragón, in the eastern area of Cali.
For these facts, the Office of the Attorney General charged them with aggravated attempted homicide with aggravated manufacture, trafficking, and possession of firearms, accessories, parts, or ammunition. The defendants did not plead guilty to the charges.
When we speak, results follow.
The information contained in this press release corresponds to the narration of the objective news provided by the officials in charge of carrying out the criminal investigations within the Office of the Attorney General. By the time this communication is disclosed, the legal status of the people mentioned is still pending to be resolved by the competent judicial authority, always under the presumption of innocence contemplated by Article 29 of the Political Constitution and Article 7 of Law 906 of 2004.