chapter  12
12 Pages

THE SUIZO

Bernardo Jaramillo’s assassin was a tall, lanky teenager named Andrés Arturo Gutiérrez. To commit his crime, Andrés assumed the name “Jaime Alberto Restrepo.” His fake ID said he was born May 12,1969, in the small rural village of Carolina, Antioquia. But Gutiérrez was sixteen, not twenty as his ID said. Far from a peasant farmer, he was a typical teen from a poor Medellín neighborhood who rarely left the city. Like his friends, he wore T-shirts and jeans just about every day. He had thick, overgrown lips and a thin mustache. Emulating the star soccer players of the time, he had a long mane of curly hair that stretched to his shoulders.