The crime of Juan Ramón Zapata occurred in September 2013 and it was only this year that the case reached an oral and public trial. The debate was chaired by judges Nicolás Foppiani, Hernán Postma and Héctor Núñez Cartelle who this Monday resolved to support the tax theory and sentence the defendant to 14 years in prison for the crime of homicide and attempted aggravation by use of a firearm and carrying illegal firearm for civilian use.
Around 1 on September 6, 2013 at passage 121 and Rosa Silvestre, 19-year-old Juan Ramón Zapata was with a friend when he was approached by three young people from the neighborhood, one of them pulled out a 9-millimeter caliber weapon and shot a half dozen times. The projectiles hit the thorax and arm of the victim who was taken by a relative to the hospital but nothing could be done to save his life. In the shooting, the victim’s companion was also injured in the leg and in the groin area.
The nicknames of the people who surprised the victim quickly emerged, and according to the tax theory in charge of Gonzalo Fernández Bussy, the shooter was Alexis Cantero who was finally arrested on February 20, 2019.
This Monday and after the oral and public debate, the verdict was known. The magistrates decided to condemn Alexis Canteros to a sentence of 14 years in prison for the facts attributed.