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Pozzetto Massacre

The Pozzetto Massacre was a massacre that occurred in the luxurious Pozzetto Restaurant in Bogota, Colombia on December 4, 1986 by the English teacher and Vietnam War veteran Campo Elias Delgado. That night he killed 23 people, 20 of them in the restaurant.

The way Delgado killed people recalls the "American style of massacres", an atypical kind of murder in Colombia in those days , but relatively common in the United States.


On the morning of the 4th of December 1986, Delgado starts the massacre by killing his English student and her mother. Subsequently, Delgado follows up in his apartment, where he kills his mother and causes a fire, then kills several of her neighbours, and goes to the restaurant where he orders an expensive dinner and kills all the guests. There is some dispute regarding Delgado's death, as some believe he was killed by a policeman, and others that it was a suicide.

Popular culture

The Pozzetto Massacre inspired Mario Mendonza's novel 'Satanas' and the film based on the novel, Satanas by Andres Baiz.

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