TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – The nephew of interim Honduran President Roberto Micheletti has been shot to death execution-style, police said Monday.
There is no indication that Enzo Micheletti's killing was related to the June 28 coup that brought his uncle to power, police spokesman Orlin Cerrato said. Enzo Micheletti, 24, was not known to be involved in politics.
The young man's body was found Sunday in the woods in the northern city of Choloma, police said. He had bullet wounds to his head and chest and his hands were tied behind his back. The body of another, unidentified man was found nearby.
Lawmakers voted Micheletti, the former head of Congress, into the presidency after soldiers ousted President Manuel Zelaya.
In an apparently unrelated attack, gunmen killed army Col. Concepcion Jimenez on Sunday night outside his home in the capital, Tegucigalpa.
Military spokesman Ramiro Archaga said investigators had not established a motive. Jimenez managed the Military Industry of Honduras, an agency that makes uniforms for Honduran troops.
Honduras has the highest homicide rate in Central America, much of it related to drugs. Some 7,235 people in the country of 7.7 million were killed in 2008, a 25 percent surge from 2007.