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Man 'avenges brother's murder' by posing as love interest 14 years later

Emma Guinness

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Man 'avenges brother's murder' by posing as love interest 14 years later

It's often said that revenge is a dish best served cold, and one man who apparently took this to heart was Anderson Johan Pineda, who is accused of spending years hatching a plan to kill his brother's murderer.

The killing is said to have taken place in Cúcuta, Colombia when Sergio Iván Salazar Díaz, 38, had agreed to meet up with the woman who was, in fact, the brother of the man he'd murdered 14 years previously.

Jhonier Leandro, Pineda's brother, was killed at a house party back in 2008 - a party that Díaz attended with a woman who was under the age of 15 and in a romantic relationship with Pineda.

Pineda catfished his victim before enacting his revenge. Credit: Cúcuta Prosecutor's Office
Pineda catfished his victim before enacting his revenge. Credit: Cúcuta Prosecutor's Office
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Díaz ended up getting into an altercation with Pineda at the party and his brother, Leandro, decided to intervene.

This was to be a fatal decision as he ended up being shot in the chest - an injury which resulted in an instantaneous death.

Despite initially fleeing the scene, Díaz was caught and locked up for 11 years, and was finally released back into society in 2019.

It was then that Pineda vowed to get his revenge for the 2008 shooting, while Díaz began working as a bicycle mechanic.

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The plan took three years to enact and began with Pineda creating a fake social media account for the woman so he could begin to show a romantic interest in Díaz.

With online dating very much a normalised part of society the world over, we can only assume that it didn't take long for Pineda to convince Díaz to meet him in the flesh.

Díaz was killed last December. Credit: La Opinión
Díaz was killed last December. Credit: La Opinión

This resulted in a brutal murder on 2 December 2022 when the pair met in an isolated place. Pineda is said to have shot Díaz from his motorcycle.

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Just like Díaz did in 2008, he went on the run after enacting his revenge, but he was eventually caught and charged with aggravated homicide on 11 January.

Pineda's involvement in the killing was corroborated by multiple factors including witness testimonies and footage from security cameras.

Now Pineda may find himself behind bars for the very crime his victim committed.

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Emma Guinness
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