A man sent to jail for 30 years for killing two journalists

A Guatemalan court has sentenced a man to 30 years in prison in the killings of two journalists.

Sergio Valdemar Cardona was driving the motorcycle from which another man shot journalists Danilo Efrain Zapon Lopez and Federico Benjamin Salazar Geronimo while they were walking in a park in March 2015 in the municipality of Mazatenango.

The alleged shooter, Eduardo Ariel Mazariegos Ramirez, remains a fugitive.

Zapon Lopez was a reporter for the newspaper Prensa Libre and Salazar Geronimo worked with Radio Nuevo Mundo.

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