The new trial against Ricardo Nahuelqueo, Eric and Rodrigo Montoya charged with attempted murder and assault against police as well as Estate Lord Juan de Dios Fuentes, will begin this Monday to which the Prosecutor is seeking 22 and 18 year convictions respectively. Nahuelqueo is also being charged with possession of illegal ammunition, for allegedly having cartridge that had already been used through a hunting rifle very common place in rural areas, in contrast with Estate Lords that are immediately associated with being war arms collectors of exclusive use according to law exerted by the Armed Forces and Police.
We should note that Rodrigo and Erick Montoya recently ended a 60 day hunger strike at the end of last year, through which the Chilean Supreme Court ruled for a re-trial and downgrading the charges that the Prosecutor would seek conviction on.
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