A man has been charged with murder after shooting dead his wife and her lover when he walked in on them having sex.
Juan Carlos Garcia, 42, a security guard, suspected his wife, Sandra Castellanos, 39, was having an affair while he was working night shifts, so he planned a trap to catch her in the act. Juan caught Sandra having sex with her boyfriend Noe Gomez, 35, at their family home in Atlantico, Colombia while their three kids were asleep. Juan then pulled a handgun and shot his cheating wife and her boyfriend at around 9 p.m. on 4 August.
The father-of-three found out about his wife’s infidelity from neighbours. To catch them red-handed, he pretended to go to work on that fateful day, then stayed at a friend’s house. From there he called his wife to enquire about their kids and soon after, he burst into their home unexpectedly.
Following the double murder, Juan was later arrested in what police called a “horrific crime of passion”. Police say he handed himself in and confessed to his crimes but he did not show remorse.
He reportedly told officers: “She was unfaithful and sullied my honour as a man. All I did was remove the woman who destroyed my life in this world.”
A police report said: “At 9.05pm Juan Carlos Garcia called his wife to ask about his three children, she answered the call and told him that they had gone to bed early because they had to leave for school.
“The suspect Juan Carlos Garcia found his wife making love with her lover. The husband was filled with anger and killed them both. He handed himself in to police and said that he did not feel sorry for what he had done.”
Police said Garcia had been remanded in custody and would face court hearings at a later date. They said the three children would attend their mother’s funeral and be cared for by relatives.