Lasso gives police two more days to hand over investigation of lawyer’s murder suspect

The president of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso, has extended until this weekend (October 1 and 2) the deadline for the National Police to deliver the results on the location and capture of the main suspect in the femicide of lawyer María Belén Bernal, her husband.

In principle, Lasso granted the general commander of the Police, Fausto Salinas, one week to deliver “the definitive results leading to the capture” of the suspect of the crime, a deadline that was to end on Friday, September 30.

However, a day before this date, the Ecuadorian president stated that “they agreed that he would give the answers until the end of the week” in a forum, according to the local newspaper ‘El Comercio’. For the moment, the accused remains at large.

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The authorities of Ecuador confirmed the discovery of the body of the lawyer María Belén Bernal, missing for eleven days in a police academy in the capital of the country, Quito, where she had gone to visit her husband and certified that she had been strangled to death.

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