Murder of women in the Atlantic Ocean, a warning to heed

Last year the figures in this area were alarming. Alone in the city Barranquilla There were 16 murders of women, two more than in 2022, an increase of 29%.

On the other hand, only one femicide was registered in the capital of Atlántico, leaving as the victim Dulce María Rodríguez Torres, 42, who was brutally attacked with knives last December by her romantic partner, identified as Jorge Joel Herrera Gomez, who was arrested by the authorities.

It should be noted that three femicides have been committed in the Atlántico department, including that of Barranquilla. The first was Karen Guerra, murdered in the first days of January 2022 by Carlos Manuel Villarreal Mercado, alias El Mono, and later buried in the patio of a house in the Los Carruajes neighborhood of Galapa.

Then in March, a 56-year-old man was murdered stings to his 37-year-old partner, who responded to the name Panyanis Martinez Fontalvo. This happened in the town of Santa Rita, jurisdiction of the municipality of Ponedera.

The Barranquilla metropolitan area was not left behind in these types of cases violent events: Soledad ended the year with thirteen women murdered, Malambo with six and Puerto Colombia with one.

Source: El heraldo