Friday, February 7, 2020

'Popeye' Velásquez dead

Jhon Jairo Velásquez Vásquez, a prolific hit man for Pablo Escobar, has died of cancer. Velásquez confessed to 300 killings. He was sentenced to a 30-year prison term for the assassination of Colombian presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galán Sarmiento in 1989.
Jhon Jairo Velásquez Vásquez in a Colombian jail in 2013. Nickamed 'Popeye,' he was a feared member of the Medellín Cartel.
Popeye was linked to an Avianca plane bombing that killed 110 people, all 107 on board the plane and three on the ground.

'Popeye' Velásquez died of stomach cancer in a Bogotá hospital at the age of 57.