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Mexican victim's family to receive compensation after attack

Family of teen killed in attack on students to receive compensation from Mexican government

Mexican victim's family to receive compensation after attack

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A Mexican government commission tasked with protecting crime victims says it has approved the first reparations related to the case of 43 students who disappeared in 2014 in southern Mexico.

The Executive Commission for Victim Attention said in a statement Tuesday that the family of David Josue Garcia Evangelista would receive financial compensation, scholarships, psychological counseling and a permanent legal adviser to follow their case.

The teen and his local soccer team were on one of several buses attacked by gunmen, including local police, in the town of Iguala. He was one of six people known to have been killed that night. The federal government said the 43 students from the Rural Normal School at Ayotzinapa were taken away by police and turned over to the Guerreros Unidos drug cartel.