Veteran photographer is killed at home in Colombia

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  • April 20, 2010

By Ingrid Bachmann

Arsenio Zambrano Ocampo, a well-known independent photographer, died last week after he was stabbed in his home in Ibagué, in Tolima department, the Colombian Federation of Journalists (Fecolper) reports. Citizens and colleagues were shocked by the news, El Tiempo says.

Two suspects were arrested and have confessed to taking part in the homicide, Fecolper adds. Their sentencing is expected within 30 days, Cofradía adds.

Zambrano, 62, is the second media worker killed in Tolima within a week. Last week, journalist Mauricio Medina was killed in his home in the town of Ortega.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.