Gangsters accused of murdering 55 freed because of prosecutorial error

Four members of the “Artist Assassins” gang were freed only three months after having been arrested by the federal organized crime bureau (SIEDO) with great fanfare and accused of carrying out 55 murders in the service of the Sinaloa Cartel. The state prosecutor for Chihuahua asked a judge that the charges be withdrawn because “the investigating magistrate (Ministerio Público) committed grave errors in the compilation of the report and did not substantiate the charges against the individuals who were identified to the news media.” The four are supposed to return to court in a few weeks to face potential new charges. (Excelsior 9/20)

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