Before a judge in Tuluá (Valle del Cauca), a  15-year-old adolescent pleaded guilty to murdering journalist Marcos Efraín Montalvo Escobar

The facts took place on September 19 in the municipality of Tuluá (Valle del Cauca).

According to the investigation, the minor would be the perpetrator of the aforementioned crime, which was committed in a public establishment in La Esperanza neighborhood where the social communicator was talking to another person.

As it was established, Montalvo Escobar was shot several times with a firearm from a motorcycle with two people.

The judicial police work allowed the Prosecutor’s Office to establish the full identity of the perpetrator of the crime. Therefore, it requested an arrest warrant against this person before a judge. This arrest was conducted by the National Police in Bello Horizonte neighborhood in Tuluá, on December 7.

The Prosecutor’s Office charged the minor with aggravated homicide and manufacturing, trafficking, or possession of firearms, accessories, parts, or ammunition.

The judge decided that the adolescent must remain in a preventive juvenile detention center.

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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.