The assassination of Villavicencio it occurred on wednesday on the finish of a rally when, after getting right into a van, he acquired a burst of pictures. The post-mortem decided that he died from a consecutive head trauma, attributable to the “passage and exit of a firearm projectile”, in line with the prosecutor’s file of the method.
The candidate was taken to a close-by clinic, however died minutes later. 9 folks had been injured within the assault, together with a candidate for meeting and three safety brokers.
The preventive detention towards the suspects was ordered on the listening to to formulate prices after the Prosecutor’s Workplace introduced 22 items of proof and argued the nationwide and worldwide social commotion attributable to the crime in Villavicencio, in addition to the excessive danger of flight of foreigners, the company reported in an announcement on the social community X, previously referred to as Twitter.
The six Colombians had been apprehended on Wednesday evening in a home within the south of the capital. One other implicated, who was killed within the alternate of bullets through the assault, had been arrested in June for unlawful possession of weapons, however was launched.
Based on the judicial file of the case, the defendants tried to flee through the arrest operation. As well as, a few of them had been beforehand apprehended, however had been launched with various measures that they didn’t adjust to. Additionally they have pending circumstances for illicit drug trafficking.
The Public Ministry uncovered earlier than the choose the proof collected on the crime scene, together with 64 bullet casings, and through the raids in varied areas of Quito that allowed the seize of the suspects. Among the many components introduced are witness accounts, post-mortem protocols, safety digicam movies, in addition to a fingerprint discovered on an deserted bike, the report specified.
A stolen car, two bikes, a suitcase with rifles, a submachine gun, 4 pistols, three grenades, an ammunition field containing 384 cartridges, two rifle magazines and 64 pods had been added to the fabric handed over by the Prosecutor’s Workplace.
The entity additionally reported that the investigation interval will final 30 days. The anticipated sanction, in line with the judicial file, for the homicide of Villavicencio is 22 to 26 years in jail.
On the announcement the day earlier than of the potential arrival in Ecuador of a delegation from the Federal Investigation Company of the USA (FBI, for its acronym in English) to collaborate within the investigationthe Inside Ministry reported on Friday that the police are straight coordinating the problem with the US company, however didn’t give a particular date.
On an atypical vacation for the anniversary of Independence, Villavicencio’s wake was held in a peaceful environment after the confusion and chaos that had been skilled in latest days.
On the outskirts of the cemetery within the north of the capital, relations participated within the funeral ceremonies. Villavicencio’s stays are buried in a cemetery within the northeast of the capital the place he was transferred in a caravan, awaiting a non secular ceremony.
With a drum and visual ache on her face, Tamia Villavicencio, daughter of Fernando Villavicencio, expressed her remorse after singing a music. “I at all times informed him ‘you’ll be able to’t carry the whole weight of a homeland in your shoulders and be the one one who denounces’”.
The younger girl requested for understanding for the non-public nature of the ceremony. “Know that there’s hazard for the household and you can not have such an enormous publicity,” she defined.
“The physique is barely the physique, however the spirit is alive inside all of us,” he added, and in a peaceful however agency tone he commented, “I need to say that Fernando lives and you will note his legacy in a couple of years.”
The daughter summoned everybody to reside the ceremony in peace, with love and with out hate. “I invite all nations and peoples to take energy over their very own lives and never let corruption cross by way of their houses or anyplace,” she added.
Family members, associates, shut folks and politicians corresponding to fellow presidential candidate Xavier Hervas have arrived on the wake web site, amid strict safety measures.
In one other sector of Quito, in a widely known exhibition middle, a form of altar has been erected with blue flags, flowers, and pictures of Villavicencio as a tribute to his supporters and members of the Construye motion, which supported his candidacy.
On this place, Andrea Gonzalez, her presidential candidate, carrying a bulletproof vest, confessed to these current that she is “mad” (offended) with Villavicencio, as a result of “I informed her to not depart me alone, that I used to be doing this with him.”
Earlier than the crowded auditorium of the exhibition middle, he recounted that when he agreed to be his operating mate, he informed Villavicencio that “we had been courageous” for taking over the problem, absolutely, on the worst second in Ecuador’s political historical past to speak about honesty, he stated in his emotional speech.
Gonzalez confirmed that their dying won’t be in useless as a result of they had been educated by Villavicencio to “present their faces, sure choosing up bits, however to be courageous like him.”
Villavicencio, 59, was characterised by denouncing and confronting public officers and businessmen allegedly linked to acts of corruption and legal teams to which he straight talked about, together with the names of their leaders. He was crucial of former President Rafael Correa (2007-2017) and his Citizen Revolution motion.
The Nationwide Electoral Council introduced that the elections referred to as for August 20 are maintained, though with the dying of one in every of its contenders the safety scheme has been reconsidered each for the candidates and for the authorities and the electoral precincts. That day, greater than 13 million Ecuadorians are summoned to elect a president, vp and 137 meeting members.
The Construye motion reported that it could outline a brand new presidential candidate, in an meeting of its members, the date of which has not been launched.
Based on the CNE, if a brand new contender is known as for that record, he should meet the registration and problem necessities. The votes which are marked on the ballots already printed with the picture of Villavicencio will likely be endorsed to the eventual new presidential candidate of this political retailer.
The crime in Villavicencio shook the Ecuadorian political scene with out the electoral influence on the voting being seen but, 9 days earlier than the elections.
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