Though will continue to be imprisoned in the Altiplano Prisona Federal judge acquitted José Luis Abarca of the kidnapping of the 43 normalistas from Ayotzinapa considering that there is no evidence of his full responsibility.
The Third District Court in federal criminal proceedings of Tamaulipasbased in Matamorosissued an acquittal in favor of the former Mayor of Igualaconfirmed those close to the case.
The sentence is not final because the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) can appeal it before a Unitary Circuit Court.
The former Edil will continue to be interned in the Altiplano Prison because he has three other processes underway. Two of them are for the crime of organized crime, one related to the alleged links with the criminal organization United Warriors and another with money laundering operations.
A third trial was initiated against Abarca for the crime of homicide, since the murders of activists Arturo Hernández Cardona and Justino Carbajal Salgado are attributed to him.
Abarca’s acquittal was issued just a few weeks after the Commission for Truth and Access to Justice of the Ayotzinapa case concluded that the former Mayor ordered the disappearance of the 43 normaliststhe night of September 26, 2014.
During the press conference that day, the Undersecretary of the Interior, Alejandro Encinas, showed an “Analysis of links from messages” in which Abarca is identified as “A1”, a key used to identify who instructed the attack against the students and, also, the recovery of the drug that was on one of the buses.
Who gave the order? the official was asked.
“We are saying who gave the order: A1, presumably José Luis Abarca; the leaders of Guerreros Unidos and in coalition with some other authorities, which is what is part of the investigation,” Encinas replied.
The graphs presented detailed names of members of the cartel, police, military and civil authorities involved in the crime.
According to the diagram, Abarca coordinated with the Captain Jose Martinez Crespomember of the 27th Infantry Battalion of the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena), based in Iguala.
The soldier, in turn, coordinated with David H Cruz, alias “Chino”, identified as a firefighter and head of communications, but also as a hit man for the Guerreros Unidos cartel.
In a comparative table, which confronts the so-called “historical truth” of the former Attorney Jesús Murillo Karam and the new investigation of the CVAJ, it is noted that \”A1\”, Abarca, is the one who ordered to go against the normalistas.
“A1 and the leaders of Guerreros Unidos ordered the recovery of the merchandise and gave them an exemplary lesson,” the painting quoted.
In addition, the full report stated: “A1 gave the order to recover the merchandise: ‘they screw everyone at discretion’ A1 surely ordered the disappearance of all the students because they don’t know ‘who is who’ and the square is heating up too much ‘kill them all, Iguala is mine'”.