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Mexico to appeal ruling freeing 4 soldiers in army slayings

Mexican prosecutors to appeal ruling freeing 4 soldiers in army slayings

Mexico to appeal ruling freeing 4 soldiers in army slayings

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican prosecutors announced they will appeal a judge's decision to dismiss criminal charges against four of seven soldiers charged in the 2014 killing of 22 gang suspects, some of whom were shot after surrendering.

The Miguel Agustin Pro Juarez human rights center said Tuesday the ruling "does not exonerate the army."

While three Mexican army soldiers are on trial for homicide, the center says that doesn't that mean the other suspects didn't commit illegal acts, "given that they altered the crime scene and covered up."

The four soldiers had faced charges of committing improper actions as public servants.

The judge upheld homicide charges against three soldiers who are suspected of carrying out the killings.

The Attorney General's Office said it will appeal and present more evidence against the four.


Updated : 2021-09-19 05:08 GMT+08:00