Born in: Asturias
Age: 69
Offspring: 3
Marital status: Widower
Job: Councilor of the Socialist Party in Orio
Date of the attack: 21/03/2002
Place of the attack: Orio
Guilties: Ignacio Javier Bilbao Goicoetxea, Unai Bilbao Solaetxe, Pedro Cano Hernández, Gregorio Escudero Alberdi, Ekaitz Aramendi Arteaga, Eider Ijurko Ruiz
Weapon: Gun
Killed by: ETA


Socialist councillor and mayor Juan Priede Pérez was shot and killed by ETA in a bar where he had gone after sending his bodyguards home. The two terrorists shot him at least three times in the head, killing him instantly. The two made their getaway in a vehicle in which an accomplice was waiting.


The attack had been planned in advance and the terrorists had staked out the scene, gathering information on Priede’s schedule, movements and habits. Juan Priede was the only socialist council member in Orio.