Panama- Charge for crime against life and personal integrity, in his mode of aggravated intentional homicidecharged this Friday a guarantee judge to aka “George” colombian saccused of the murder of the also Colombian, Mario Alberto Rojas Bedoyaan event that occurred at the beginning of December 2022.
During the hearing, the guarantee judge, Tulia Morelos, endorsed the requests made by prosecutor Humberto López, from the Homicide and Femicide Section of the Metropolitan Prosecutor’s Office, declaring legal the apprehension of alias “George”, to whom also gaveissued provisional detention, after submitting the imputation formulation.
The judge decided apply the most severe precautionary measure abroad, based on the elements of conviction accredited by the prosecutor, the facts investigated, also carried out the individualization of the accused.
TO alias “George” is linked to with the murder and subsequent beheading of Mario Alberto Rojas Bedoya, fact that became public knowledge on December 2, 2022, when the victim’s corpse was found, beheadedinside of the trunk of a pickup truck Audi that had been set on fire, in the San Salvador Street, of Villa Cacerescorregimiento of bethanyroad close to the multifamily Tuira and Chucunaque.
To the surprise of the authorities and the population, about eight hours after the discovery of the torso by Rojas Bedoya no fingers, his head was located in it Cerro Patacó open-air dumpn, inside a black bag for a group of scavengers, one of whom almost fell on his swords at the view the contents of the cartridge.
Supposedly ‘George’ was in a vehicle in back oflAudi in which was the corpse of the victim, which was driven by his cousin same as they left abandoned and set on fire in Villa Cáceres. It was known that one video surveillance system camera captured the moment when defendant and his companion pull still trash a black bagwithin which it is presumed there was the head of the Colombian.
The defendant was apprehended yesterday, Thursday, in the corregimiento of Bethany, during the implementation of the Operation Hitman carried out by personnel from the Office of the Attorney General of the Nation in conjunction with the National Police and the National Border Service.
Rojas, about 50 years oldwho had record for drug traffickingand whose necropsy examination revealed that died from a shot to the chest with a shotgunoh, there was returned to Panama in the month of March 2022 and she lived in the neighborhood Los Almendros, in La Chorrera.
In addition, it was unofficially known that supposedly It was him gang leader that operates in the San Miguelito district.
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#Now| Homicide and Femicide Section of the Metropolitan area obtained provisional detention for alias “George”, apprehended in #OperationHitman, for the homicide of a Colombian, which occurred on December 2, 2022, in Villa Caceres. Part of his body was located in Cerro Patacón. pic.twitter.com/bdw8fXJ4X2
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