With a sentence of 36 years in prison, those responsible for having burned the peasant Vilma Trujillo García, who died in February due to burns received during a religious ritual to combat an alleged exorcism, will pay.
As reported by BBC.com, the head of the Fifth Court of the Managua Criminal Trial District, Alfredo Silva Chamorro, convicted the murder and simple kidnapping of the evangelical pastor Juan Gregorio Rocha, indicated as the intellectual author of the crime, as well as his collaborators Tomasa Rocha Moreno, Franklin Jarquín Hernández, Pedro José Rocha Romero and Esneyda del Socorro Orozco Téllez, who was acquitted of the last crime.
The events occurred on February 21 in the El Carrizal community, Rosita municipality in the northern Caribbean of Nicaragua, where according to the Prosecutor's Office and against his will, Trujillo García was in front of the fire from 1:00 am to 5: 00 am, tied hand and foot to a log, according to the newspaper El Comercio in Peru.
According to the Public Ministry, the religious returned to the place and prayed for the woman; one of them mentioned that she had had the revelation that they had to throw her body at the stake to remove the "demons" - which they did, despite calls for help from the peasant.
Trujillo García entered a Managua hospital with burns to 80 percent of his body and died on February 28 at the age of 25.