Journalists Killed  |  Peru

María Carlin Fernández

Peruvian Radio and Television Network

December 10, 1993, in Chimbote, Peru

Fernández, former anchorwoman for the local channel of Peruvian Radio and Television Network, was shot dead in a restaurant in Chimbote, on the northern coast of Peru. She had received threats after she began investigating the death of a cousin who was killed in a bar brawl that involved an army intelligence officer. The police claimed that Fernández was the victim of a botched robbery, but the fact she was shot 11 times in the back belies this explanation.

Medium: Television

Job: Broadcast Reporter

Beats Covered: Corruption, Human Rights

Gender: Female

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Military Officials

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: No

Tortured: No

Threatened: Yes

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