Sebastián de Belalcázar
Sebastián de Belalcázar initially fled to the Spanish colonies to avoid punishment for killing a donkey back in Spain. But he decided to become a Conquistador to escape poverty. So he joined forces with other Spanish Conquistadors, who made him the mayor of a new town in Nicaragua. He then went on to conquer the former city of Quito, where he believed great treasure was hidden. So he captured the city with ease as most men were elsewhere. But he couldn’t find any of the treasure – so he executed all the women and children of the city. It essentially as a warning to other villages not to hide their treasure from him.