Although Hipolito Mora and his men never denied that they fired their weapons, the judge somehow believes that the fact that these men tested positive for gun powder residue is relevant.--un vato
DISTRITO FEDERAL.-- Hipolito Mora and his men tested positive in the gun powder residue test, which confirms that they fired weapons in the shootout that left 11 people dead in La Ruana, and the majority of the wounds in the bodies are consistent with the calibers they were using, Judge Consuelo Lopez Ramirez (left)pointed out.
"According to the facts in the file, Mr. Hipolito Mora as well as the persons who were with him had pistols (armas cortas) as well as rifles (armas largas). And according to the file, the majority of those weapons were of .223 caliber", she indicated in an interview.
"According to the autopsies performed on the bodies, although it was not feasible to determine in every case the caliber of the weapon (sic) that penetrated their bodies, in the majority of the cases, it was determined that it was .223 caliber".
She specified that the gun powder residue test showed positive in both hands for the 27 defendants.
"Those are the facts that I have in order to establish their participation in carrying out the actions, so their submission to trial is ordered.," she said.
The judge revealed that in the La Ruana confrontation there were more than 1,500 shots fired; 1,218 shots with .223 caliber and the remainder with diverse calibers.
In addition, there was evidence in the file that fragmentation grenades were used, since four .40 caliber casings were found for this type of weapon.
With respect to the argument by the defense for Hipolito Mora and his group acted in self defense, she explained that this is the same argument being made by the other group that participated in the shootout, which is led by Luis Antonio Torres, "El Americano".
"That is to say, there are two versions. I do not have solid evidence to establish without a doubt that they were in fact attacked, that they were attacked