El Chapo’s Judge Gunned Down in Mexico

vicente-bermudez-mexican-judge-killed

The judge presiding over the Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman case was shot and killed while jogging outside of his Mexico home on Monday.

There’s a video that allegedly shows the killer creeping up behind federal judge Vicente Antonio Bermudez Zaharias wearing black clothing.

The man stops the judge while he’s jogging and pulls a gun out pointing it at his head.

The attorney general’s office will lead a thought investigation into the murder, according to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.

Zaharias was a district court magistrate for appeals and civil judgements in the city of Toluca, according to The Wall Street Journal.

His home was located in Metepec, a town located 45 miles west of Mexico City.

He was the presiding judge over a number of cases involving drug lords like “El Chapo.”

The legendary drug lord is currently being held in a federal prison in Cuidad Juarez.

He’s currently fighting off extradition to the U.S. where he is wanted for a variety of charges including mruder, conspiracy to import and distribute drugs, money-laundering, and arms possession, according to AP.

He’s expected to be in the states by 2017.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s