Andrés Ricci, Luz Mery Tristán husband : What we know

Andrés Ricci, Luz Mery Tristán husband
Andrés Ricci, Luz Mery Tristán husband

Ex-world skating champion Luz Mery Tristán has been shot dead by Andrés Ricci, her fiancé at her condomonium in Colombia, it has been alleged.

Luz Mery Tristán, 60, was found dead by police at the couple’s home in Cali, Colombia on Saturday.

Police are said to have gone on to arrest her partner, Andrés Ricci, 58, who was found holding the weapon believed to have been used in the incident.

Authorities said that Ricci was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the apprehension, reports the Daily Mail.

Ricci allegedly admitted the killing during a virtual court hearing on Sunday. He is reportedly facing one charge of aggravated femicide and three other counts, including trafficking and illegal possession of a firearm.

A search of Tristán’s home is believed to have uncovered six weapons thought to belong to Ricci.

It is not known if the couple, who were due to wed in October, were living together.

Tristan was the first Colombian to win a World Road Speed Skating Championship in 1990.

She also won gold in the 5,000-meter event and bronze in the relay race at the 1987 Pan American Games in Indianapolis, Indiana.

A family member told El País newspaper: “I would like her to be remembered for everything she did for sports in Colombia. I ask you to honor her.”

Tristán was formerly married to Colombian drug lord, Joaquín Valencia.

He was sentenced to 40 years and ordered to surrender $110 million in 2007 after being convicted of drug trafficking and money laundering.


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