How Did He Die? Who Killed Him?

In January 1997, Jose Luis Cabezas, a photographer who is influential Noticias magazine in Argentina, was brutally killed. MoreIt remains one of the most serious attacks on freedom of expression in the country 25 years after its return to democracy. Netflix’s ‘The Photographer: MurderIn Pinamar’ chronicles the investigation into Jose’s murder and how the authorities zeroed in on a plot to have him assassinated. So, let’s find out what happened then, shall we?

How Did Jose Luis Cabezas Die?

JoseBorn in November1961 Wilde, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The35-year-old started working for Noticias in 1989 and was known for photographing the country’s politicians and other influential people, often in creative ways. JoseHis personality was described as funny and stubborn, who would do anything for what he wanted. On January24. September 1997: He was in the resort town of Pinamar, ArgentinaThis article covers a party hosted at Oscar AndreaniA businessman.

How Did He Die? Who Killed Him?

However, Jose wasn’t seen alive after around 5:10 AM on January25th of July 1997, when he quit the party. SometimeLater, passersby found a car set ablaze in a ditch by passersby. General MadariagaNear to Pinamar. InsideThe authorities discovered the charred remains. Jose. HeHe had been shot twice in his head and evidence showed that he was handcuffed and tortured.

Who Killed Jose Luis Cabezas?

NoticiasThe magazine that JoseWorked for, was known in ArgentinaFor its investigative journalism and calling out corrupt people. AsThey ran a story about corruption in the police force as part of the program. FurthermoreThe authorities investigated whether the murder was connected in any way. Alfredo Yabran, an influential businessman who has ties to powerful individuals.

How Did He Die? Who Killed Him?
Alfredo Yabran

BackIt was then that almost nobody knew what AlfredoBecause he was not keen to have his photos taken, he looked exactly as he did. AccordingTo one of Jose’s friends, AlfredoThe shadows were where they thrived. NoticiasHave you previously looked into Alfredo’s business and relationships with certain people who were later convicted of human rights violations. ThenIn February 1996, JoseThe rare opportunity to photograph AlfredoThe businessman and his wife were walking along the beach in the evening, while the wife was at work. Pinamar.

JoseWas able to take a photograph that was used as the cover photo for one of Noticias’ issues in March. ButThe time that followed was JoseSeveral times was threatened. TheAuthorities eventually found out that Alfredo ordered JoseTo be killed. AccordingTo the investigation Gregorio Rios, Alfredo’s head of security and right-hand man, relayed the order to Gustavo Prellezo, a police officer. GustavoThe four gang members were then recruited: Jose Luis Auge, Hector Miguel Retana, Sergio Gustavo Gonzalez, Horacio Anselmo BragaFrom Los HornosIn Argentina.

How Did He Die? Who Killed Him?
Gustavo Prellezo

TheMen followed JoseAfter the party, he went to his house and kidnapped him outside. ThenThey took him to the ditch, from where he was found safe. GustavoShot JoseTwo times in the head ThenThe group put his body in the car, and it caught fire. TwoOther police officers Sergio CamarattaAnd Anibal LunaThe crime was also connected to them. HoweverBefore Alfredocould be questioned in details, he also killed himself May 1998. AsFor the rest, they were all sentenced for life imprisonment. However their sentences were reduced later and they were eventually released. Hector RetanaHe was the only one to confess to the crime and corroborated evidence from the police.

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