Share this story
Close X
Switch to Desktop Site

Ecuadorean ex-president sentenced in shooting

Ecuador's Supreme Court sentenced former President Otto Arosemena Gomez to 30 days' correctional arrest for shooting and wounding a parliamentary deputy last year. During a debate in Congress, Mr. Arosemena, of the independent Democratic Institutionalist Coalition, pulled out a gun and shot his Conservative rival, Pablo Davalos Dilon, in the leg. The Supreme Court verdict over-ruled a previous lower-court acquittal.