Yesterday afternoon, the Interior Minister, Jose Serrano, and the governor of Guayas, Viviana Bonilla, the murder of Oscar Ruben Caranqui Villegas, who was serving a 16 year sentence in the maximum security prison known as “La Roca,” over his participation as mastermind in the murder of an official of the second room of the Superior Court of Quito in 2006
A Legal Medicine vehicle at 14:30 yesterday, entered the prison to remove the body, which must be subjected to an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
According to members of the Special Operations Group (GOE), the crime occurred about 13:00 in the courtyard of that detention center and identified as alleged suspect, to Jose Alberto M.M., known as “Pangora” who would have attacked Caranqui and shot him four times in the chest and face.
The police had already started investigations to determine how the weapon entered this prison, and how avoided the guards controls and metal detectors.
La Roca, considered as a maximum-security center, have been challenged over several leaks and violence that demonstrate control weaknesses. On last February 12, 18 prisoners escaped, of which 4 are yet to be recaptured.