Robbery was the motive, stated Ruíz, who admited to shooting the couple with a shotgun after his nephew, Freddy Ruíz García, shot at them first. A recording of the confession was broadcast on the television news program, "90 segundos." Furthermore, Mauricio Ruíz stated that there were a total of five who took part in the double homicide.
But it was his nephew who planned the murder, Ruíz said. Ruíz García is currently under arrest along with his brother-in-law, Fidel García Campos, in the city of Atalaya.
García Campos claimed a few days ago that the bodies of the victims were dismembered before being thrown into the river.