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El Chapo denies involvement in execution of federal judge Antonio Vicente Bermudez Zacharias

October 19, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
El Chapo denies involvement in execution of federal judge Antonio Vicente Bermudez Zacharias

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The attorney for Joaquin Guzman Loera, better known as ‘El Chapo,’ has called speculation linking the Sinaloa cartel leader with the murder of Mexcian federal judge Antonio Vicente Bermudez Zacharias earlier this week “pure sensationalism.”

José Refugio Rodriguez, El Chapo’s lawyer, denied that his client had any involvement in the murder of Judge Antonio Vicente Bermudez Zacharias, Proceso reported.

As JammedUp News reported, Bermudez Zacharias was executed on Monday morning by a gunman, who shot him point-blank outside his home Monday as he returned from a morning jog.

In an interview with a Mexican television morning show, Refugio Rodriguez said the “reprehensible murder of the judge and such actions infuriate society.”

The attorney maintained “he’s had no contact with the judge, but I knew he was an honest person.”

Last March, Bermudez Zacharias was assigned to the Fifth District Court in Civil Matters of Amparo. The judge oversaw several cases involving some of the most notorious drug lords in Mexico including ‘El Chapo”, Los Zetas leader Miguel Angel Trevino, “Z40,” and Abagail Valencia, also known as “Los Cuinis, the head of the Jalisco New Generation Drug Cartel.

Mexican officials have refused to speculate whether the assassination of the federal judge was related to organized crime and have released few details from the investigation into the murder.

Additionally, Refugio Rodriguez refused to comment on recent reports regarding Mexican authorities’ investigation into the September 30th ambush on a military convoy have now shifted their focus from Guzman’s children, who were first named as the prime suspects, to Aureliano Guzman Salazar, the brother of “El Chapo.”

When he was asked whether the Aureliano Guzman has sought to distance himself from the attack just as Ivan Archivaldo and Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar have in recent weeks, the lawyer said he had no information nor contact with the Aureliano Guzman so he could not comment on the reports.

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