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Honduran activist kills lawyer for ex-official in scandal

Honduran activist kills lawyer for ex-official implicated in hospital scandal

Honduran activist kills lawyer for ex-official in scandal

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) -- An anti-corruption activist in Honduras has confessed to stabbing to death a lawyer representing a former official charged in the fraudulent sales of medicines to the government.

The suspect and police say the crime may have involved a combination of mental illness and political motives.

National police spokesman Leonel Sauceda said Thursday that Rigoberto Andres Paredes killed Eduardo Montes Manzano in the stairwell of an office building where both worked.

Sauceda said Paredes had confessed and claimed he suffered from a mental illness.

Montes Manzano represented Congress vice president Lena Gutierrez, who is charged in a scheme to sell overpriced and in some cases defective medicines to the government.


Updated : 2021-09-23 22:27 GMT+08:00