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Description

Born in: Castilla y León
Age: 31
Offspring: 1
Marital status: Married
Job: Police officer performing escort duties
Date of the attack: 06/10/1989
Place of the attack: Donostia
Guilties: Fancisco Javier Balerdi Ibarguren, Jesús María López González
Weapon: Pistola
Killed by: ETA

Description

José Angel Álvarez was a police bodyguard. On the day he was killed, he was out walking in the streets close to the La Brecha market, in the centre of the city. It was his day off and he was in civilian clothes and unarmed. An ETA gunman approached him from behind and shot him once in the head. José Angel was killed instantly. He was 31 years old and married and had one son. One of his killers, ETA member Francisco Javier Balerdi was also convicted of another four murders. On his release from prison, a large crowd turned out to welcome him back to San Sebastian.