Authorities have revealed two murdered Colombian priests contracted their own killers after one was diagnosed with a terminal illness, reported local media Tuesday.
Investigators initially thought the pair were victims of a violent robbery, but a series of intercepted phone calls revealed a connection between the priests and their killers.
It is believed the two were intimate friends who allegedly formed a death pact when Reatiga was diagnosed with AIDS.
According to the Washington Post, the holy men planned on throwing themselves off a bridge but couldn’t bring themselves to do it. Instead they paid $8,500 to professional killers.
According to authorities, the priests drove to a discreet location with the assassins, who then shot them and exited the car.
Two of the four gunmen have been caught and appeared before a judge Tuesday.