Reproduct trial of gang members accused of the crime of Honduran journalist

Reproduct trial of gang members accused of the crime of Honduran journalist



A trial planned today against 13 alleged gang members involved in the murder more than a year ago of the Honduran journalist Igor Padilla, was rescheduled for the next 25 and 26 October, informed an official source.

The Honduran Judiciary indicated in a Twitter message, without specifying the causes, that the National Jurisdiction Court decided to reschedule the oral and public trial to those implicated in the murder of the communicator.

The trial will be held between October 25 and 26, said the Judicial Branch, without specifying more details of the case of the murder of Padilla.

Aaron Alejandro Aguilar, alias Sufrido; David René Benítez, alias Hellboy or Niño, and José Ramón Hernández, arrested on January 18, 2017 with the other ten gang members, are accused of the journalist's murder.

All are also accused of crimes of illicit association and illegal storage of firearms for commercial and prohibited use, added the Honduran agency.

Padilla was shot dead on January 17, 2017 on a street in San Pedro Sula, in the north of the country, when leaving an establishment where he was recording a material for an advertisement.

The communicator, 37 years old, was a television reporter and producer, and worked as a correspondent for the Talk Like Talk Channel (HCH), which broadcasts from Tegucigalpa.

The defendants, all members of gang 18, remain in a high security prison built in the western department of Santa Barbara.

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