His death occurred yesterday at 81 days, around 3.00 AM. Sources consulted indicate that he died as a result of the disease for which he was given the pardon. In 2015, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and had high blood pressure.
The Minister of Justice, Hernán Larraín, decided yesterday to give a pardon to the former military prosecutor Fernando Torres Silva (81), who was serving a 10-year sentence and one day in jail, since August 2015, as the author of an illicit association in the case. of kidnapping and murder of former DINA chemist Eugenio Berríos, in early 1990.
According to medical reports, he was in a process that in a short time should lead to his death due to a metastatic spread of a tumor. In 2015, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and had high blood pressure.
Just a few hours after the benefit was granted, today at 3:00 AM Torres died in the Military Hospital as a result of his illness.
Last Friday, Minister Alejandro Madrid resolved that the close to four years that remained to be served in his sentence would be completed in home confinement, under the protection of the Gendarmerie. However, for more than a year the ex-uniformed man was admitted to the Military Hospital after leaving Punta Peuco due to his health.