The priest was killed by a homeless, who had entered the parish with the intent to steal. It was when the priest discovered he was carrying out the theft that the homeless hit him with a broken bottle in the face and mortally wounded him in the neck. Then he tried to flee, but was stopped by local residents, who wanted to hang him. The police intervened and saved him from being lynched. Moments of tension between the police and the crowd were also recorded after the arrest. More than one hundred agents, including special units, were involved in the operation to transfer the murderer in a prison far from the neighborhood.
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The Bishop expresses his condemnation regarding the violent acts that continually happen in the city and in the Country, considered to be due to a generalized social and moral decay. "We appeal to the community that tomorrow will celebrate the liturgical memorial of Our Lady of Mount Carmel", said the statement sent to
Father Luis Alfonso León Pereira, born in Spain, had arrived in Montería in 1968, after his ordination in Spain. His figure was well known in the city: in the nineties,