|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Colombia (Click here for more)

Relatives, Neighbors Attend Funeral for Murdered Colombian Girl

BOGOTA – Bogota’s Santa Teresa church on Wednesday held the first funeral Mass for Yuliana Andrea Samboni, the 7-year-old who was kidnapped, raped and murdered on the weekend in an apartment in a well-off capital neighborhood.

Relatives, neighbors and friends of the girl came to the church to bid farewell to Yuliana in an emotional ceremony with some of the choral numbers she loved.

Alejandra Enciso, an artist with the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra and Yuliana’s teacher, told EFE that the little girl was “attentive, sensible, tender and happy,” and she emphasized her love of choral performances.

The teacher said that four members of the chorus who performed at the Mass were also the girl’s teachers.

Shortly after 10 am the funeral procession departed from the church led by a somber and crying clown, followed by a vehicle carrying Yuliana’s body escorted by six members of the Gaula, the anti-kidnapping group within the Colombian Police, wearing dress uniforms, along with more than 100 of her relatives and close associates.

Along the way, some members of the funeral procession shouted and demanded “justice for Yuliana,” calling for the death of Rafael Uribe Noguera, her alleged murderer.

Father Ruben Dario Ramirez presided at the church ceremony, receiving the white casket and sprinkling it with holy water.

Yuliana’s death has shocked Colombia and, although many of her close relatives and friends were at the service, her pregnant mother was not, having been hospitalized after receiving the tragic news.

Outside the church, amid huge media coverage, hundreds of people awaited the end of the service and for the funeral procession to depart for the Military Transport Air Command aerodrome, from where her body will be flown to the little village in southwestern Cauca province where she was born and where she will be laid to rest.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2015 © All rights reserved