Journalists Killed in 1997 - Motive Unconfirmed: Luis Ronaldo De León Godoy
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 1998|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1997 - Motive Unconfirmed: Luis Ronaldo De León Godoy, January 1998, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e64951523.html [accessed 31 August 2015]|
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November 14, 1997, in Guatemala City, Guatemala
De León, head of the weekend supplement section of the leading daily Prensa Libre, was stabbed as he was leaving his house in central Guatemala City by an assailant who had been waiting in a nearby car for several hours, eyewitnesses reported. He died after three hours of surgery. Neither money nor personal documents were taken in the attack, local journalists reported, making robbery an unlikely motive.