Indictment against 13 retired military officers involved in the Caso Quemados

The Santiago Court of Appeals issued an indictment on September 22, 2017 against 13 retired military officers for their involvement in Caso Quemados. The 13 officers are accused of the murder and attempted murder of Rodrigo Rojas de Negri and Carmen Gloria Quintana respectively. The crime was committed on July 2, 1986. 

Rojas and Quintana were doused in petrol and set on fire by military officers who disrupted a protest using force and live ammunition. 

The accused are: Nelson Fidel Medina Gálvez, Luis Alberto Zúñiga González, Jorge Astorga Espinoza, Francisco Vásquez Vergara, Iván Figueroa Canobra, Julio Castañer González, Leonardo Riquelme Alarcón, Walter Lara Gutiérrez, Juan Ramón González Carrasco, Pedro Fernández Dittus and Pedro Franco Rivas. Complicit in the crime is Sergio Hernández Ávila while René Muñoz Bruce stands accused of being an accessory to the crime. 

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