Loading
Heavy prison sentence for murderers of Colombian archbishop

.- A judge in the Colombian city of Cali has sentenced to more than 35 years in prison two of the men responsible for the murder of Archbishop Isaias Duarte Cancino, which took place almost three years ago.

Judge Ruben Dario Plaza sentenced Alexander de Jesus Zapata to 36 years and 7 months in prison for co-authoring the murder as well as for illegal possession of firearms.  Likewise he sentenced John Fredy Jimenez to 35 years and 7 months as the other coauthor of the crime. 

Archbishop Duarte was killed on March 16, 2002, outside the Church of the Good Shepherd in Cali, Colombia, after having celebrated Mass and presided at the marriage of almost 100 couples.  He was 62 years old.

Authorities captured Carlos Augusto Ramirez, Alexander de Jesus Zapata and John Fredy Jimenez after they were identified by witnesses.  Ramirez was murdered while he was being held at a prison in Palmira, near Cali.


Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.
Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods
John Paul II Center for Studies on Marriage and Family
Saint John Paul II on cartoon
Jul
28

Liturgical Calendar

July 28, 2014

Monday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:31-35

Gospel
Date
07/28/14
07/27/14
07/26/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Jer 13: 1-11
Gospel:: Mt 13: 31-35

Saint of the Day

St. Victor I, Pope »

Saint
Date
07/27/14

Homily of the Day

Mt 13:31-35

Homily
Date
07/28/14
07/27/14
07/26/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: