A member of the Colombian neo-paramilitary organization, “Los Urabeños,” on Thursday was sentenced to 49 years in prison for murdering two university students near a beach on Colombia’s Caribbean coast in 2011.
Victor Hinestroza, alias “Blanquito,” has been sentenced to 49 years and six months for his role in the murders of University of Andes students Mateo Matamala (23) and Margarita Gomez (26).
BACKGROUND: Gangs suspected in Cordoba students’ deaths
Blanquito became the second person convicted after a judge sentenced the taxi driver who transported the gunmen to the crime scene to 37 years in prison.
Furthermore, Feliciano Jose Martinez Blanco, alias “El Nariz,” another subject involved in the double murder, was found dead in a rural area of the northern department of Cordoba. According to sources, the murder of El Nariz was ordered by Los Urabeños leaders because he was “out of control” and extorting coastal farmers.