3 Nov 2023
Sevilla, Valle del Cauca (Colombia)
Cataleya was killed in her home by a man she trying to help. He was arrested and charged with aggravated feminicide and aggravated robbery.
This morning, the Attorney General's Office reported that Eliazar Alexander Herrera Gutiérrez was placed under a custodial security measure for allegedly being involved in the feminicide of Cataleya, a woman from the trans community who was murdered in the municipality of Seville, Valle.
The Prosecutor's Office is investigating the 20-year-old man for the attack that took place last Friday, November 3, in the town of Corozal, in which the victim was attacked with a sharp weapon, apparently by the defendant.
According to information acquired by Sijín Deval of the National Police, apparently the victim had given Herrera Gutiérrez, who is from Venezuela, a place to stay for three days. However, after the days had passed due to the possible loss of money, Cataleya had complained to him, and he responded by attacking her with a knife to her face, causing her death. He also stole some of her belongings before fleeing.
This morning the Prosecutor's Office charged the captured person with the crimes of aggravated feminicide and aggravated robbery. By decision of the judge, Herrera Gutiérrez must comply with the security measure in prison.