Kenneth Darlington sentenced to 48 years in prison

Kenneth Darlington sentenced to 48 years in prison


(MENAFN- Panama News Room) Kenneth Darlington is sentenced to 48 years in prison.
The Attorney General’s Office announced on the morning of Tuesday, June 11, that the Panama Oeste Homicide and Femicides Section had obtained a 48-year prison sentence against Kenneth Darlington, for the crimes of aggravated intentional homicide of two people. Darlington was also convicted of illegal possession of a firearm. Dalington was also found guilty of illegal possession of a firearm in the incident that occurred on November 7, 2023, in Chame, during protests against the contract between the mining company and the Panamanian state.

The deceased were Abdiel Díaz and Iván Mendoza, respectively an educator and husband of an educator.
One of the victims died on the spot near the entrance to Chame and the other in hospital.
Darlington, 77, from Colón, shot a group of demonstrators who were keeping the Pan-American Highway closed to protest the contract signed between the Panamanian state and the mining company. The killer escaped from the crime scene after shooting at the group, which included teachers and their relatives. In addition, there were journalists who managed to record the moment he shot the group.
Darlington was a professor at Florida State University, spoke four languages ​​and lived in three countries: Romania, Spain and Panama. He was a cultured man, a pianist and of American origin.
He had been prosecuted for illegally carrying firearms; however, he was acquitted on appeal.


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