Jorge Rafael Zea Mejía was sent to trial this Friday, December 17 accused of the femicide of his wife, Luz María del Rocío López Morales.
Zea Mejía was captured on January 23 as the main suspect in the death of López Morales, 25 years.
The body of the young woman, an employee of the Public Ministry, had been located on January 22 in a sewer in the capital zone 2.
The man was linked to prosecution on January 24 for the femicide of his partner. It is the main suspect in the death of López Morales, who worked as a criminal investigation technician assigned to the area of crimes against children of the Public Ministry.
As part of his work, the victim had a relationship with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (Dicri) and the Comprehensive Care Model for Children and Adolescents (Maina).
The autopsy performed by experts from the National Institute of Forensic Sciences revealed that the cause of death was “asphyxia by strangulation.”
the young woman’s family had reported her missing on January 20. That was the last day they saw her when he went to the judicial complex for childhood cases.
The crime against the young woman caused outrage in Guatemala, and on February 28, relatives, friends and women’s groups met in front of the Public Ministry as a peaceful protest to demand justice for the cases of femicide in the country.
According to UN Women, Guatemala is one of the countries with the highest rate of violent deaths of women (9.7 out of every 100 thousand people).