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Jéssica Gómez Rúa ("Pajarita")

21 Apr 2019
Bucaramanga, Santander (Colombia)

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Jéssica Gómez Rúa ("Pajarita")

Jéssica was stabbed in the street early on 21st April. She died in hospital.

Juan Carlos Gómez Díaz was arrested and charged with aggravated manslaughter.

A judge sent Juan Carlos Gómez Díaz to jail, while continuing the investigation in which he is accused of being the alleged responsible for the murder of [deadname] Gómez Rúa, 30, a transgender [woman] known as "Jéssica" or "Pajarita".

The events occurred on Sunday, April 21 at dawn [at carrera 15 with calle 45]. In a video seen as evidence by the Prosecutor's Office, Gómez Díaz apparently stabs Gómez Ruiz, who collapses minutes later.

The victim was taken to the Santander University hospital, but died due to the severity of her injuries. Minutes later the police captured the alleged murderer with a bloodied knife in his possession.

Report added: 20 Oct 2019. Last updated: 13 Jan 2021

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