Montanita Ecuador: Third murderer of young tourists from Argentina sentenced to 40 years prison

Posted on September 26, 2017 • Filed under: Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency (machine translated) reported Marina Menegazzo and María José Coni, the two young Argentine tourists who were murdered at the end of February 2016 in Montañita (Santa Elena). Archive

After three days of hearing , the night of this Friday was sentenced to 40 years in jail to José Luis P., a subject that was linked by the Prosecutor’s Office and who was prosecuted in a second investigation for the death of María José Coni and Marina Menegazzo .

100 points to consider before moving or retiring in Ecuador – a must read

The court ruled in one of the courtrooms of the Judicial Multicompetent Unit of La Libertad (Santa Elena), before the next of kin of the victims and the defendant, whose defense pleaded innocence and rejected the sentence as “ridiculous”.

José Luis P. is the third citizen sentenced for the murder of the two young Argentine tourists, who were murdered at the end of February 2016 in Montañita. The first two were Alberto Mina Ponce and Aurelio Rodríguez, also at 40 years.

The Argentine families and their lawyer left the building immediately, while minutes later, the relatives of the sentenced descended, with shouts, hugs and tears. The latter described the ruling as “unjust” and criticized the administration of Justice, reason why they said they will appeal the decision of the judges. Read Article

Share This Story
  • Print
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Facebook
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Add to favorites
  • email