Jul 5, 2011

Justice: Judges and justice, on the spot again in Ciudad Juarez

Trial of accused murderers in the Villas de Salvarcar massacre of last year begins.

Judges and justice, on the spot again in Cd. Juarez - Mexico in Focus: "It has been almost one-and-a-half year since Arcelia Medrano lost her 17-year-old son in a massacre in Ciudad Juárez that made international headlines on January 2010.

Mrs. Medrano can’t hold the tears when she remembers the last time that she saw her younger son, Juan Carlos, lying unconscious in a hospital bed unable to breath by himself. “With his death, I lost the reason of my life”, she said to a group of reporters last week.

The last days have been particularly difficult for Medrano and her family, but this week could be critical for them too. Just few days ago she saw for the first time, the pictures of the crime scene in Villas de Salvarcar, where 15 young people were killed by a group of armed men, during a birthday party on January 30.

The photos were part of the evidence presented by the prosecutor office during the criminal trial against the five men who are allegedly responsible for the massacre. The oral trial began June 20 and after two weeks of arguments and evidences presented by the prosecutors and the defense, the judges would probably have a verdict and sentence by the end of this week."

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