Sunday, October 5, 2014

Jalisco governor: arrests in murder of federal deputy

Guadalajara -
At a public appearance this morning Governor Aristóteles Sandoval Díaz confirmed that "suspects are in custody" in connection with the Sept. 23 kidnapping and execution of Jalisco PRI congressman Gabriel Gómez Michel and his assistant. Their burned bodies were found in a vehicle in neighboring Zacatecas state less than 12 hours later. Jalisco congressional deputy found murdered.

Mexico's Milenio network reported early today that four persons were arrested in Guadalajara on Saturday and had already given formal statements to prosecutors. Milenio, which said it received notice from a source close to the events, did not identify the suspects.

The arrests were carried out by state Public Ministry agents after investigators allegedly identified and tracked down some of the vehicles used in the well planned assault, which occurred on the city's busy periferico while Gómez was being driven to the Guadalajara International Airport.

Gov. Sandoval said all evidence in the case was being turned over to the federal attorney general's office, which is spearheading the investigation.

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Sept. 26 - Mexico's angry Chamber of Deputies demands results in Gómez murder investigation
Sept. 17 - Jalisco, Baja California top Mexico's "Red Alert" list

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