The defendants allegedly participated in crimes that occurred between May 2023 and May 2024.

The Attorney General’s Office prosecuted 16 people who were involved in homicides and attempted homicides that occurred in Cali and Palmira (Valle del Cauca). The defendants would be responsible for 14 actions in which 10 citizens died and 6 were seriously injured. 13 of the victims were attacked with firearms and 3 with a sharp weapon.

The facts investigated by the Technical Investigative Corp (CTI) and Sijín-  National Police occurred in comunas 4, 11, 14, 18 and 20 in Cali; between May 2023 and May 2024. Another case occurred in Palmira (Valle del Cauca). Eight of the deceased were defenseless and three of the victims died during thefts and acts of intolerance.

One of the cases occurred on May 9 in Lleras Camargo neighborhood when Carlos Andrés Rodríguez Ángel, , attacked his uncle with a firearm during an argument and died as a result of the attack.

In another fact that took place in Palmira, Keny Santiago Roa, Jonathan Eduardo Tamaño Murillo, alias Guasca, were deprived of their liberty; Duván Felipe Mejía Roa and Jean Carlos Echeverry Roa, alias Pestañas. These people would be involved in facts that occurred on January 21 in the La Orlidia neighborhood of said municipality. There, a man who was sharing with friends and family was murdered. A 9-year-old minor was injured.

Judges accepted the request made by the Prosecutor’s Office and imposed prison sentences against 16 people.

The Office of the Attorney General makes this information public for reasons of general interest.

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.