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Authorities arrest suspected killer of two Mexican priests

October 17, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Authorities arrest suspected killer of two Mexican priests

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Authorities in Mexico reported Sunday the capture in the capital of the suspected murderer of two Mexican priests who were abducted in mid-September from a church of the Poza Rica municipality in the eastern state of Veracruz.

“Intelligence and Cabinet work allowed the Attorney General’s Office in the capital to secure the arrest of a man implicated in the homicide of two priests in Veracruz,” the AG Office said in a bulletin.

The suspect was nabbed along with another person on Oct. 13 after committing the armed theft of a Nissan Versa auto in the capital; the suspected criminals were found by security forces soon after the robbery, the AG Office said.

The car theft had been immediately reported to police who, together with the victims, began a search for the vehicle.

When police and the owners found the car, the two thieves tried to escape, but were soon arrested.

They were “recognized and fully identified by the victims,” and during the investigation of the case, it was found that “one of those implicated also had an arrest warrant pending against him.”

The arrest warrant was related to the “criminal case of Sept. 27, 2016, in the municipality of Poza Rica, Veracruz, for the crime of aggravated kidnapping of two Mexican priests, who were then held prisoner by the accused.”

The two Catholic priests were then slain last Sept. 19 after being kidnapped from the Poza Rica church.

Both priests and their driver lost their lives in the incident.

That same day it was announced that a “probable perpetrator” of the murders had been identified.

EFE

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