RCTV anchorman Javier Garcia murdered over the weekend (updated III)
Updates: On 26 June 2008.Later this afternoon, Venezuelan police arrested a young man believed to the killer of RCTV Anchorman Javier Garcia. This morning, Venezuelan police had unveiled the face drawing of a man who was looked for in relation to the death of Anchorman Javier Garcia. It also expressed that the motive and modus operandi of the sad death would be published soon.
On 20 June 2008, Venezuelan governmet had not a clear indication of who murdered RCTV anchorman Javier Garcia. However, it condemned the spread by Internet of photos showing his dead body. It also ordered the investigation of those present during the investigation of his death on Sunday.
Caracas, Venezuela, 16 June 2008. It emerged today that RCVT anchorman, 37-year-old Javier Garcia, was found stabbed to death at his flat in Caracas on Sunday. Circumstances surrounding his death are not clear. Garcia worked at RCTV which programme usually showed views against President Chavez. Furthermore, its broadcasting licences was revoked over a year ago amid protests from the opposition. It currently continues its programme by cable TV only.
while some have proposed a robbery theory to explain Garcia's death, others linked it to his work at the RCTV. However, it is still to early in the criminal investigation to determine the truth.
While Venezuelan prosecutor promised to investigate the murder, local journalists regretted the death of Garcia and condemn the rising criminality in the country. Several international organizations like SIP asked the Venezuelan government to investigate the murder.
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