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Description

Born in: Castilla y León
Age: 44
Offspring: 3
Marital status: Married
Job: Hotelier
Date of the attack: 06/09/1983
Place of the attack: Hernani
Guilties: José Antonio Pagola Cortajarena
Weapon: Pistola
Killed by: ETA

Description

The attack was perpetrated by two terrorists as Arturo, his wife and his elder daughter, aged 15, were getting into their car to return home, after locking up the Jose Mari Bar which he owned. Arturo’s daughter, who witnessed the killing, gave an account of the attack to the press: ‘My father was starting the car, when a dark blue or black car drove up. As it drew level on our side, the man beside the driver lowered the window, put his head and arm out and began shooting from very close range, as the street is very narrow and there is hardly room for two cars. With the first shot my father fell to one side, and my mother and I could feel the bullets grazing our faces; they could have killed all three of us. The man who fired the gun was dressed in a dark jacket, black glasses and had short hair’.