Judge dies after being shot in Mexico

MADRID, Dec. 4 (.) –

Judge Roberto Elías Martínez, who was shot twice in the head on Saturday morning in Zacatecas, Mexico, has died this Sunday morning.

The president magistrate of the Judiciary of Zacatecas, Arturo Nahle García, has confirmed the death of Martínez, shot while leaving his home in the municipality of Guadalupe.

“The Court of Zacatecas is in mourning. A few minutes ago one of its most competent judges and committed to the high value of justice died. The murder of Judge Roberto Elías Martínez outrages us and adds us to the desperate demand for peace in Zacatecas. We embrace to his family,” Nahle posted on Twitter.

Nahle has pointed out in statements to ‘El Universal’ that “in the Judiciary we are outraged” and has recalled that more than 100 judges have died. “An attack on a judge is an attack on the entire Judiciary and in those terms we are all expressing ourselves,” she indicated.

According to Nahle “there was no prior knowledge that the judge had received any threat, since his colleagues from the Control Court, located in the municipality of Río Grande, as well as his family, were also consulted, but no one knew of any threat “.

The last cases in which he has worked have also been reviewed, but “they have not found any that give evidence that he was killed in that case, therefore, the motive is really unknown and we do not know what could have happened.”

The investigation is the responsibility of the Zacatecas Attorney General’s Office, which Nahle demands to clarify the case and not go unpunished.

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