The Colombian attorney of one of the extradited leaders of demobilized paramilitary organization AUC has been assassinated, Spanish press agency Efe reported Sunday.
According to the news agency, Luis Llorente Llorente and a colleague were found murdered last weekend in a holiday home in yje Antioquia department.
Llorente Llorente was the attorney of Ramiro “Cuco” Vanoy, whose son, brother and nephew were also murdered after the paramilitary head’s extradition to the United States in May 2008.
Colombian Police and agents of the American Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) are investigating if the double homicide has to do with testimonies given by Vanoy to U.S. prosecutors, said Efe.
Vanoy, who in Colombia is investigated for the murder of thousands, was sentenced to 24 years imprisonment for drug trafficking by a federal judge in Florida. The warlord suspended all cooperation with Colombian justice in August citing his family’s security as reason.