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Description

Born in: Euskadi
Age: 26
Offspring: 0
Marital status: Single
Date of the attack: 07/02/1979
Place of the attack: Muxika
Weapon: Subfusil
Killed by: ETA

Description

Vicente Irusta Altamira was 26 years old. Born in 1953, both his parents had died and he lived in an orphanage in Bilbao before being adopted at the age of four. In 1979 he was living with his adopted family in a farmhouse eight hundred metres from Ibarruri. A few months before his death, on 2 November 1978, ETA killed his friend Juan Cruz Hurtado, accusing him of being a “grass, an ultra-fascist and a member of the right wing Cristo Rey guerrilla force”. The same rationale was given for Vicente’s murder. A group of children found his body on a path between Zugastieta and Ibarruri, about 300 metres from the farmhouse where he lived.