11 February 2010

Marcelo Caetano identified as shooter of Ramos Horta on 11 February 2008

Australian Federal Police make new discovery on Horta shooting Radio Timor-Leste, February 9, 2010 language source: Tetun - The result of the a recent forensic examination by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) has revealed that the bullets used to shoot President Jose Ramos Horta on February 11th, 2008 were fired from one weapon.

The police expert who led the investigation, Eric Murray Davis, said that despite the bullets being broken, the AFP were able to identify them. However, they weren’t able to ascertain what type of weapon was used.

Meanwhile, a National Defence Force soldier, Isac da Silva, revealed that the rebel Marcelo Caetano was the one who shot President Horta during the attack.

Forensic Examination confirms bullets on President Horta and ex-rebel leader Reinado different Suara Timor Lorosa’e, February 9, 2010 language Source: Tetun The Australian Federal Police Investigation and Forensic chief, Eric David, has confirmed that the bullet used to shoot President Horta, in 2008, was a different bullet to that used on the ex-rebel leader Alfredo Reinado and his man, Leopoldinho Mendonca.

The Australian police have come to Timor-Leste to conduct forensic examinations during the trial of the former rebel leader Gustao Salsinha.

Image added by ETLJB: President Ramos-Horta with Major Alfredo Reinado

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