The request was made by the prosecution during the trial of leaders of the urban FARC front in Bogota, Red Urbana Antonio Nariño, and according to the prosecution, the evidence collected by investigators shows they were responsible for the attack.
Jerson Murillo Pachon, first in command of the group; Francisco Javier Rivera, second in command; and Luis Norberto Urrego Cano, who allegedly placed the explosives are to be tried on charges of aggravated murder of protected persons, terrorist acts and harming the well-being of others.
On January 26, 2002, a bomb exploded in the Bogota neighborhood of Fatima killing four policemen and a young girl.
The prosecutor reportedly reminded the court that both publicly and at the 2002 negotiating table between the government and the FARC in San Vicente del Caguan, the FARC’s Southern Block Commander, Milton de Jesus Toncel, admitted FARC’s responsibility for the bike bombing that led to the deaths of four policemen and the child.
In 2009, Pachon and Luis Norberto Urrego were sentenced to 11 to 12 years in prison for a 2001 bar bombing that injured 12 people in Bogota’s Terraza Pasteur shopping center.
- Piden condena contra jefes de las FARC por bicicletabomba en el sur de Bogotá (Fiscalia)
- Piden condena contra Secretariado de las Farc por atentado que mato 4 policias y una nina en Fatima (Radio Santa fe)