Los six prisoners dieds this Friday at the Litoral Penitentiary, the largest prison in Ecuadorcorrespond to the six Colombians who were accused of having allegedly participated in the murder of the candidate for the Presidency of Ecuador Fernando Villavicencio.
The National Service for Comprehensive Attention to Persons Deprived of Liberty (SNAI), the state body in charge of guarding and managing Ecuador’s prisons, confirmed the identity of the bodies after the Prosecutor’s Office and the Police entered the prison to collect the bodies and subsequent identification.
These six men were allegedly the material authors of the murder of Villavicencio, along with a seventh of the same nationality who was the hitman who fired shots at the candidate and who died moments laterapparently as a result of the injuries suffered by the shots fired by the security personnel who were protecting the politician.
His death occurs a few days after the United States Government offered up to five million dollar reward to anyone who provides information about the intellectual author who ordered to end Villavicencio’s life.
The deceased were in pavilion 7 of the Penitentiary, officially called the Guayas Deprivation of Liberty Center Number 1, and located in the city of Guayaquilwith a dozen pavilions controlled by different criminal gangs, where some 5,700 people are held.