On September 25, 1986, he was in charge of seizing Raul Menendez at his mansion in Nicaragua. He lead his three men into Josefina's room, where Menendez was staying. After successfully restraining Menendez, the officer moved up to Josefina and calls her a 'monster', before slamming her on a dressing table. Enraged by this, Menendez stabbed him with a sharp piece of glass in the neck, killing him. His soldiers sedated Menendez afterwards.