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Description

Born in: Euskadi
Age: 26
Offspring: 2
Marital status: Married
Job: Door to door salesman
Date of the attack: 24/06/1981
Place of the attack: Tolosa
Guilties: Juan Antonio Rezola San Vicente
Weapon: Gun
Killed by: ETA

Description

Brothers Juan Manuel and Pedro Conrado Martínez Castaños, together with Ignacio Ibarguchi Erostarbe —all from Vizcaya— worked as door-to-door salesmen, selling books, records and other material for learning Basque. Whenever they went to Tolosa, they would have lunch together at the Beti Jai restaurant.

 

On 24 June 1981, several members of the Goierri unit of ETA mistook the three young men for police officers and opened fire on them as they were about to get into their car. Juan Manuel Martínez and Ignacio Ibarguchi were killed instantly; Pedro Conrado was severely wounded and died nine months later from his injuries. ETA initially denied any involvement in the attack, but finally sent the families a note acknowledging that the triple murder had been the result of “an error”.

 

Although the triple murder caused great upset in Tolosa, only a small group of people gathered at the scene of the attack the next day.

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