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Arrests for the murder of two priests/Autopsy of Debanhi Escobar

By Karin Dilge | Thu, 07/14/2022 - 11:57

Arrests for the murder of two priests. Deputy Minister of Security Ricardo Mejia reported that 13 people have been arrested, and seven are already being processed for various crimes. The criminals are linked to José Noriel Portillo Gil, “El Chueco”, who last month allegedly murdered Jesuit priests Javier Campos Morales and Joaquín Mora Salazar

Last month, a man running from a hitman sought refuge at the church where the two Jesuit priests were working. When the hitman reached the precincts, he began firing and killing the two priests and the man. The suspect of killing the priests is apparently part of a criminal gang. Jesuit priests condemned the state of violence in the Sierra Tarahumara, where everyday men and women get murdered, mainly by criminal organizations.

Moreover, the Deputy Minister informed that Alfredo Evaristo “N”, “El Chispa”, who already had an arrest warrant for carrying an army firearm, was detained. The arrests were carried out with the help of the authorities of the entity as part of an operation to stop the violent wave in the community of the Sierra Tarahumara.

Autopsy of Debanhi Escobar. New forensic results on Debanhi Escobar´s death will be published on July 18, said Deputy Minister of Security Ricardo Mejia. The body was exhumed on July 1 by federal authorities after the Judicial Power granted legal authorization to do a new autopsy.

The staff of the Institute of Forensic Sciences of TSJ-CDMX and a specialized doctor of UN Women will meet next July 15 to share their reports and on July 18 they will hold an interinstitutional meeting to publicly announce their results.

Debahni Escobar disappeared on April 9. Twelve days later the Secretary of Security and Citizen Protection (SSPC) reported that a body rescued from a water tank in Nuevo Leon matched her description. Debanhi's death has sparked feminist protests across the country, demanding justice in her case and greater security for all women in Mexico. In addition, due to the deficiency and errors in the search for Debhani, the Special Prosecutor's Office for Missing Persons and the Anti-Kidnapping Prosecutor's Office have been dismissed from their positions.

Gas for US citizens. President López Obrador said that US citizens wishing to cross the border to buy gasoline will be allowed to do so, after his meeting with President Joe Biden. López Obrador assured that the offer is thanks to the help of President Joe Biden during the acquisition of the Deer Park refinery.

The data used in this article was sourced from:  
Milenio, MBN
Karin Dilge Karin Dilge Journalist and Industry Analyst