The Attorney General’s Office, in compliance with the commitment made by the Interim Attorney General, Martha Janeth Mancera to counteract crimes that affect public safety, achieved the prosecution of a man accused of attempted murder against a 20-year-old young man on September 1, 2022 in Ibagué, Tolima.

Leonardo García Ríos, 35 years old, is known by the alias ‘Tuercas’, who was arrested by National Police by virtue of the court order due to the investigation carried out by an office of the so-called Unidad de Vida in the Sectional Office in Tolima.

The facts occurred in the La Gaviota neighborhood in Tolima, where the accused allegedly injured Andrés Felipe Méndez Olaya with a knife in different parts of the body. He was transferred to a healthcare center where he managed to survive

During the hearings he did not plead guilty to the charges brought by the prosecutor and he was sent to prison.

It should be noted that ‘Tuercas’ has records for the crime of firearms possession and drug trafficking.

The motives for the attack are under investigation by the prosecutor´s office.

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 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.