Villatoro Ramos

13 March 2015

The 42-year-old cameraman and host of a local cable television show in Suchitepequez, a province located 150 kilometers (93 miles) east of Guatemala City, was gunned down by a group of armed men.

Media report said that his murder was part of an extortion scheme targeting the company he worked for, Noticiero de Intercable (Servicable). Eyewitnesses told investigators they saw the two suspects open fire on Villatoro Ramos and flee from the scene, prosecutors reportedly said.

The authorities later announced the arrests of four suspects in the journalist’s murder, including one minor, according to prosecutors quoted in media.