Leonel Rivero, the lawyer of the Coordinator of the Community Police of Olinalá in the mountain region of Guerrero, Nestora Salgado García, informed that his client has three new arrest warrants against her. The charges are of kidnapping, robbery and murder. This accumulates to six criminal prosecutions through different offences.
In an interview, the lawyer said that his client was charged with the murder of two ranchers, apparently, the same event that led to the arrest of the procurator of Olinalá, Armando Patrón Jiménez, by the Regional Coordinating Body of Community Authorities (CRAC) in August 2014.
However, Jiménez was released by the public police and soldiers on August 21, while Nestora Salgado and other members of the House of Justice of El Paraíso, pertaining to the CRAC, were taken to prison and accused of kidnapping.
The lawyer of Salgado García said that he does not yet have access to the records, but urged the implementation of the arrest warrants in order to begin the defense process, after learning that there were more complaints and orders to be applied.
Leonel Rivero said that last week, the attorney general and the courts will materialize the notification, but the documents were not addressed to the appropriate judicial authorities, but rather to the head of the medical tower in the Tepepan prison. Nestora was not formally notified.
Nevertheless, Rivero said that at the last meeting to follow up on the precautionary measures that were granted by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (CIDH), on June 17, in the Interior Ministry, they were informed that the three additional claims were kidnapping, robbery and murder, and that they were in the courts of Tlapa, Huamuxtitlán and San Luis Acatlán.
He hopes that this process will speed up the times and that the people, who are being aggrieved, will appear voluntarily, without being presented by the police. He believes that, without any setbacks, the trial will end in a year.
Rivero said that on August 10, the parents of the three teenagers who accused Salgado García were summoned to interrogations and confrontations in Mexico City. However, he recalls that they have already been notified twice and were not present at the proceedings. To sum things up, this would be the first arraignment of all criminal proceedings against Salgado García.
The lawyer mentioned that Petra Pérez Hernández, Félix Burgos García, Susana Baltazar Sosa, Marisa Mesa Castro, Antonio Salmeron Cruz and Ramiro Santiago Martínez have to appear and give testimony in the 67th court of criminal cases in the Federal District.
Source: Sin Embargo