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Footge shows the moment federal judge who suspended extradition of “El Chapo” executed in southern Mexico

October 17, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Footge shows the moment federal judge who suspended extradition of “El Chapo” executed in southern Mexico

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Authorities have released shocking footage showing the moment Vicente Antonio Bermudez Zacharias, the federal judge who previously suspended the extradition of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was executed in Southern Mexico on Monday.

The footage shows the moment a gunman walking  Antonio Bermudez and executing him with a single shot to the head before fleeing early Monday morning in the city of Metepec, in the state of Mexico.

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto expressed his outrage during an international meeting of judges that had been scheduled before the murder occurred.

‘I have given instruction to the attorney general to take up this case, undertake the corresponding investigations and find those responsible for this terrible event,’

Law enforcement officials said Zacarias, who was appointed Fifth District Judge for Amparo and Civil Judgments in the State of Mexico in 2013, died as emergency responders rushed him to the hospital.

The judge was unaware the assassin was behind him until the bullet was fired

The judge was unaware the assassin was behind him until the bullet was fired

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The shocking murder was captured on CCTV cameras covering the victim’s house

Judge Bermudez heard a number of appeals including those of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman

Judge Bermudez heard a number of appeals including those of Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman

Luis María Aguilar Morales, the president of the Mexico Supreme Court, confirmed the death of Bermudez in a released statement and called for a thorough investigation to determine to find those responsible for the judge’s killing.

“We have already been in contact with the competent authorities, which we expect to immediately investigate this case and have it resolved. Federal judges are people who devote their lives, their personal integrity, moral and physical, to administering federal justice and are required to have the security and tranquility that their independence guarantees,” Aguilar Morales said.

Aguilar also urged Mexican law enforcement ensure the safety of Mexican federal judges before holding a minute of silence for the fallen victim.

‘Federal judges are people who dedicate their lives, their personal, moral and physical integrity to serve federal justice in our country,’ Aguilar said

“They require security and peace conditions that guarantee their independence because in an atmosphere of peace and security, judges can reflect on their decisions,’ he said added.

Before his appointment to the federal bench Vicente Antonio Bermudez Zacharias worked as a specialized judge.

Authorities haven’t said whether the murder was cartel-related and refused to say if they had a motive or any possible suspects in connection with the judge’s death.

Zacarias temporarily suspended the extradition of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman earlier this year.

Guzman’s lawyer Jose Refugio Rodriguez disavowed the murder of Antonio Bermudez and stated he never had any dealings with the judge, Proceso reported.

Another notable case the judge oversaw involves the extradition of Abigail Gonzalez Valencia “Los Cuinis,” the leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, who is currently sought after by U.S. authorities for a drug trafficking indictment filed out of the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia.

The Fifth Court is also overseeing the process of Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, “The Z40”, the brutal leader of the Zetas, and Gildardo López Astudillo, “El Gil,” accused in the disappearances of the 43 students of in the western state of Guerrero back in Sept. 2014.

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