Isaías Carrasco

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Isaías Carrasco (1964 – March 7, 2008) was a Basque politician, affiliated with the PSE. He was shot dead when he left his house in Tolosa de Mondragón on March 7, 2008, two days ahead of general elections in Spain, in what is believed to be an attack by ETA.[1]

The electoral campaign was suspended on the part of the politicians, in response to the murder of councilman Carrasco. He was shot in the presence of his wife and daughter.[citation needed] According to sources of the investigation, a disguised gunman approached him from behind and shot him three times; once in the nape of the neck and twice in the chest. The emergency services transferred him to the hospital in very serious condition. Shortly after the 14:00 local time (13:00 UTC) the Basque Department of Interior confirmed his death.

According to some eyewitnesses, the killer was dark complected, tall, wearing a leather jacket, and fled in a gray vehicle with an accomplice. According to police the main suspect of killing Carrasco would be the current chief of ETA Jurdan Martitegi as the description with Martitegi's two meters height.[2]

Carrasco placed sixth in the electoral lists of the PSE-EE in the municipal elections of 2007. Four socialist legislators were chosen and the municipal government of Mondragón was handed over to Basque Nationalistic Action (ANV, whose activities were suspended in February 2008 by judge Baltasar Garzón for a supposed violation of the 2003 Parties Law). Carrasco had resigned to run; prior to the campaign he worked in a public company and did not hold any public office.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spain PM accuses ETA after murder". BBC News Online. 2008-03-07. Retrieved 2008-03-07. 
  2. ^ "Jurdan Martitegi, el posible asesino". es.truveo.com/. Retrieved 2009-02-13.