After the assassination of the Paraguayan prosecutor specialized in the fight against drugs Marcelo Pecci, on a Caribbean island near the city of Cartagena where he spent his honeymoon together with his wife, Claudia Aguilera, She recounted how the moment when gunmen shot her partner.
Serena, with a low tone of voice and between sobs, Aguilera told El Tiempo the moments of anguish she experienced this morning witnessing, on the front line, the murder of her husband, the prosecutor against organized crime in Paraguay.
Claudia is a renowned Paraguayan journalist who married prosecutor Pecci on April 30. The couple chose the city of Cartagena as the destination for their honeymoon. Recently, the couple had announced that they were expecting a child together.
“The day started calmly and we decided to go to the beach after breakfast, the view was beautiful and it was our honeymoon,” said Claudia, who is staying at the Decameron hotel on the island of Baru.
Then the woman recounted what happened on the beach. “Two men attacked Marcelo. They came in a small boat, or a jet skythe truth did not see it well, “he said.
Between sobs he stated that “one of the men got out and without saying a word he shot Marcelo twice, one hit was received in the face and another in the back”.
Immediately, the hitman got on the “boat” and fled the place, the journalist specified, pointing out: “We were helped by other people who were on the beach, but he was dead”.
Claudia told the Colombian newspaper that they felt calm and that they were without security (escorts). “We had no threats”, he pointed out.
For the woman, everything happened very quickly. “I only have the shots clear and seeing Marcelo on the sand,” she said. She also stated that everything was recorded around 10:30 in the morning. “The man went against Marcelo, he just looked at him and shot him, he didn’t say anything”, he recounted.
Claudia is under police protection and is currently giving her first statements about her husband’s murder; one of the most reputable prosecutors in Paraguay, who at 45 years old had managed to put the drug trafficking networks in check.
In Colombia, a special group has already been formed that will be in charge of taking on the investigation with the support of the United States.