Translated By Valor for Borderland Beat
The leader and founder of the autodefensas of Tepalcatepec, José Manuel Mireles Valverde, will obtain his freedom in the month of December, “before the start of the holiday period,” assured his lawyers.
At a press conference accompanied by the leader of the Movimiento Ciudadano (Citizens' Movement), Dante Delgado, they detailed that they presented an argument for the exclusion of the crime and an error of prohibiting that would invalidate the crime for the possession of a firearm for the exclusive use of the army.
The fact is that according to his lawyer Ignacio Mendoza, the autodefensa leader had every right to carry and use weapons, as it was the authorities who had determined it, “it is proven that the State deceived the autodefensas,” he said.
The law firm said that they were 100% sure that he would be released before the holidays.
José Manuel Mireles is being held in the maximum security prison in Hermosillo, Sonora, since June 27, 2014.
Source: Michoacán 3.0