The Attorney General Francisco Barbosa Delgado announced in Valledupar the conviction of two of the perpetrators of the collective homicide of 8 young people, aged between 19 and 27 years, and a minor, which occurred on August 15, 2020, in Samaniego (Nariño).

The Attorney General stated that thanks to the work of prosecutors and investigators, it was possible to come to the conclusion that Andrés Fernando Moriano, alias Fercho, and Yeiron Alexander Pantoja Rodríguez, alias Conductor, participated in these multiple homicides that occurred in the rural area of Santa Catalina in the municipality of Samaniego.

According to the investigation carried out by the Prosecutor’s Office, on the day of the facts, the two convicted men, along with several men covered with a hood, arrived at a farm located in Santa Catalina where about 30 young people were sharing together. The perpetrators began to shoot and killed eight young people.

Alias ​​Fercho and alias Conductor were found responsible for the crimes of aggravated homicide with multiple concurrent crimes; aggravated criminal conspiracy, and manufacture, trafficking, and possession of weapons, restricted ammunition for the exclusive use of the armed forces or explosives. Both men were sentenced to 29 years in prison and must pay a fine of one thousand five hundred and fifty (1,550) legal minimum wages.

Based on the information and the evidence collected from the crime scene, the Prosecutor’s Office managed the get the Court to issue five arrest warrants on October 20, 2020 against Arcángel Machado López, Kevin Alexander Bastidas Quiroz, Andrés Fernando Moriano Caicedo Fercho, Oscar Ferney Martinez Zambrano and Yeiron Alexander Pantoja Rodríguez alias Mono or conductor.

During the investigation, Kevin Alexander Bastidas Quiroz and Oscar Ferney Martínez Zambrano were found dead, so both cases were precluded.

The Attorney General concluded that thanks to the joint work between the Prosecutor’s Office, the Police, and the Military Forces, it has been 43 days without the occurrence of collective homicides in the country. In addition, it was highlighted that in the department of Nariño it has been 103 days without the occurrence of multiple homicides.

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.