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Description

Born in: Galicia
Age: 51
Offspring: 3
Marital status: Married
Job: Baker, cooperativist
Date of the attack: 20/10/1983
Place of the attack: Errenteria
Weapon: Pistola
Killed by: ETA

Description

Cándido was 46 years old. He was a baker and had already survived another attack by ETA: in 1979 the terrorists had shot him eight times, but he had made a miraculous recovery. Despite knowing that he was on their hit list, he continued life as before. He regularly went to the Tres Cepas bar on Calle Zubiaurre. At a quarter to six in the evening, two terrorists called to him from the door and then shot him from close range. Two of his three children were first to reach the scene of the attack. In an interview, one of them, Manu, talked about the days immediately after the attack: “My mother spent the next three days just sitting in the corridor, with the front door open, waiting for my father to come home”. ETA claimed that the baker was a Civil Guard collaborator: in reality, his only relationship with them involved selling bread to the town’s barracks.