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Description

Born in: Euskadi
Age: 58
Offspring: 3
Marital status: Married
Job: Construction Entrepreneur, UCD Militant
Date of the attack: 31/12/1984
Place of the attack: Azkoitia
Guilties: José Antonio López Ruiz, Begoña Uzcudun Echenagusia, Ignacio Bilbao Beascoechea, Miguel Ángel Gil Cervera
Weapon: Pistola
Killed by: ETA

Description

José Larrañaga was a member of the town council in his home town during the closing years of the Franco dictatorship. ETA had already tried to kill him on two other occasions. At the urging of his family, he moved to La Rioja, where he ran a construction business. On 31 December, he got to his home town at around six o’clock in the evening. After spending an hour at the home of some relatives, he went out to have a few glasses of wine with a group of friends. At 9.20 pm, when José was in the area of the Alameda bar, several unmasked ETA members opened fire on him. He was hit four times in the face and fell to the ground, fatally injured, where he was shot again in the head.