Uriel Villegas and his wife, Verónica Barajas, were murdered in Colima in mid-June (Photo: Special)

The judicial authority refused to grant him a definitive suspension against an arraigo to one of the two men singled out for the murder of federal judge Uriel Villegas and his wife Verónica Barajas, for which the man will remain in detention.

« The final suspension requested is denied, against the act and authorities specified in this resolution ”, indicated a federal judge of the Fifth District of Amparo in Criminal Matters in Mexico City, according to the courts consulted by Infobae Mexico.

David Ulises « N » had complained against acts depriving his liberty, specifically the resolution of June 28 against him, that is, when he began his rooting, against Miguel Leyva Medina, head of the Specialized Unit for Investigation of Terrorism, Stockpiling and Arms Trafficking, of the SEIDO (Sub-Attorney Specialized in Organized Crime Investigation), which in turn is part of the Mexican Prosecutor’s Office.

The aforementioned will remain ingrained until mid-September (Illustrative photo: Cuartoscuro)

One of those likely responsible for the crime, therefore, will remain in detention until at least September 17, since the First Judge of Control of the National Center of Justice Specialized in Control of Investigation Techniques, Rooting and Intervention of Communications, authorized the extension of arraigo for 40 more days.

David Ulises « N » He is being held at the Federal Investigation Center of the FGR (General Prosecutor of the Republic). The man He is one of the two people arrested on June 28 by the Mexican Prosecutor’s Office. A couple of weeks ago, the same Court had denied him the provisional suspension against arraigo.

The other detainee at that time was Jaime « T », who he did have an arrest warrant issued by a Judge of the Accusatory Penal System of the Second Judicial Party of the state of Colima.

Zaldívar, the president of the Mexican Supreme Court, classified the murder of the federal judge as a « state crime » (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

The second defendant, known as « El Alacrán » was arrested for his probable responsibility for the murder of a legislator from the state of Colima, the local deputy of Morena Francis Anel Bueno. This arrest was carried out by elements of the Federal Ministerial Police (PFM), with the support of the Secretary of the Navy (Semar).

The federal judge Uriel Villegas and his wife Verónica Barajas were murdered on June 16 in Colima, in a « State crime », as stated by Arturo Zaldívar, president of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN). The judge had decided sensitive cases involving organized crime and renounced the protection offered by the Power of attorney to all its members who are considered high risk for their work.

« Let there be no doubt that this is a state crime And when there is a situation like this, all the institutions of the Mexican State will be on the same side, here there are no differences, there are no policies, no distractions”Zaldívar said a few days after the murder.

The murder of the couple was immediately attracted by the FGR and it will be the Federal Public Ministry that will carry out the investigations. The death also caused the couple’s two daughters, a three-year-old girl and a seven-year-old girl, to be orphaned..

The murder of Villegas put on the table the possibility of using the strategy of the « faceless judge » (Fotoarte: Steve Allen / Infobae México)

The assassination of Villegas and Barajas It also unleashed a series of reactions not only within the Judicial Power of the Federation, but in other sectors of society, including the Executive Branch and the Private Initiative.

The federal judges and magistrates they asked that the security protocols for its members are reviewed. Even Ricardo Monreal, the leader of Brunette, the majority party in Congress, joined the voices calling for a review of the justice system to include the figure of the faceless judge when law enforcement officers review sensitive cases, such as organized crime and corruption.

The Morenoist leader also indicated that has spoken with Zaldívar, and with the Attorney General of the Republic, Alejandro Gertz Maneroas well as with governors and other senators. « They have openly expressed their concern regarding this issue, » he said.


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