October 22, 2014
NZ tourist murder: two suspects arrested in Mendoza
Police in Mendoza have arrested two men suspected of being involved in the murder of New Zealand tourist Nicholas Heyward in Mendoza in April.
"We've arrested two men - one aged 34 and the other 20," the prosecuter handling the case, Santiago Garay, confirmed to the Herald.
He said despite initial reports the man who shot at Heyward was an adolescent, police had evidence to suggest the elder of the two, Marco Leiva Soda, was the shooter.
"It was the 34-year-old who is believed to have shot Nicholas Heyward, the one who wasn't wearing a helmet at the time," Garay added, also confirming the identity of 20-year-old Adrián Soda, the man's nephew.