In a new attempt to clarify the participation of different personalities in the crime of the former Justice Minister Rodrigo Lara Bonilla, 34 years after his murder, the Public Prosecution Service is investigating the participation of the former Congressman Alberto Santofimio Botero and the former representative at the Chamber Jairo Ortega would have this murder.
The investigation will take place on 27 August. The lawyer of Santofimio, Edgar Aguilar, said that his client is going to visit the prosecutor's office
It should be noted that Santofimio was convicted for his participation in the murder of the presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galán, who was executed on August 18, 1989 in Soacha ( Cundinamarca), so far the highest politician convicted of this crime.
Santofimio was sentenced to 24 years in prison for his participation in the murder of Luis Carlos Galán, last May he served half of the sentence, ie 12 years, so from that date he received the benefit of house by the prison .
Now Santofimio has to respond together to Jairo Ortega for the Public Prosecutor for the Lara Bonilla case. A prosecutor of the National Unit for Human Rights responsible for the case, she quoted.
Before the Prosecution decided, Senator Rodrigo Lara Restrepo, son of former ex-minister Rodrigo Lara Bonillo, said, "he is not surprised by the decision, but yes, the impunity that surrounded his father's case."  "I am more surprised by the impunity, because despite the fact that it has been declared victim of humanity, justice has never been demanded," said Lara Restrepo.
that justice was postponed when making the decision: "there is total impunity in this respect and we have solved the illusions that there is justice at last." I do not make any accusations, but it is important that the country knows that for Rodrigo Lara to murder there was a political-criminal orchestration, "the politician from Huilense originated from Blu Radio.
However, Edgar Aguilar, the lawyer of Alberto Santofimio Botero assured himself that his client was surprised by the decision of the Public Prosecution Service to summon him for the investigation as the alleged determinant of the murder of the former Justice Minister, Rodrigo Lara Bonilla.
The lawyer believes that after 34 years of crime there was evidence that Santofimio Botero connected with these facts.
Aguilar told the media that Pablo Escobar, the deceased leader of the Medellin cartel, was autonomous in his decisions and it is therefore unfounded to point out that Santofimio Botero has urged the drug lord to commit the murder on Lara Bonilla
"They spend 35 years and now come to say that Santofimio was a determining factor (…) Pablo Escobar was not influenced by anyone, he made his decisions without consulting them," Aguilar said.
He also said that his client is willing to appear at the Attorney General's call to respond to this case with zeal on 27 August.
The former Justice Minister, Rodrigo Lara Bonilla was murdered on his way to his home in the north of Bogotá. Two sicarios of the Medellín cartel shot him on the wrong leg on Monday, April 30, 1984 at 7.15 pm.
According to investigations, one of the contract killers, Iván Darío Guizao, took the Ingram machine gun and fired it in the middle. of the vehicle congestion recorded in street 127, near Boyacá Avenue. The hit man was killed. The other was caught. That is part of the official history.
But there is a new hypothesis supported by the former director of legal medicine, Máximo Duque, the former minister Lara Bonilla would have been killed from inside the vehicle, apparently with the complicity of his escorts
The ruling of the forensic doctor reveals another hypothesis: the Mercedes Benz was in custody. The projectile that entered on the left side was shot open with the driver's door. That explains why the driver was not injured because he was not in the seat and that the window glass was intact.
The plot would be organized by the mafia, in competition with politicians and agents of the state. The family shares that version and continues to demand justice.
Tribute to Lara Bonilla
Since her murder, the "Rodrigo Lara Bonilla Order" has been established for lawyers or entities who show and stand out for their work in justice and for people who have excellent job in the fight against drug trafficking.
This year commemorating 34 years of the death of former Minister Rodrigo Lara Bonilla, the order was issued to Huila & rdts magistrates Raúl Eduardo Sánchez and Jesús Ángel Bobadilla, who were selected to be part of the new Special Peace Jurisdiction, responsible for the implementation of the transitional justice model for ex-guerrillas, government agents and civilian third parties as a result of the armed conflict.
Both are neivans with one important trajectory in the exercise of the law and in the administration of justice.
In the fight against drug trafficking he was second sergeant Melvin Manuel Peña Herrera, commander of the anti-narcotics group Infantería Magdalena Battalion 27, based in Pitalito.
The 36-year-old non-commissioned officer from Cartagena (Bolívar) has been in the army for almost 16 years. Since his arrival in Huila, he has dealt hard blows to drug trafficking organizations.