Control judge dies shot in Zacatecas, Mexico | News

The president of the Judiciary of the state of Zacatecas, in central Mexico, Arturo Nahle García, reported this Sunday the death of judge Roberto Elías Martínez, who was shot on Saturday.

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In a message broadcast through the social network Twitter, Nahle García confirmed the death of the magistrate, who was hospitalized and in critical condition after being shot twice in the head when he was leaving his home, in the municipality of Guadalupe.

The magistrate classified his deceased colleague as one of the “most competent judges and committed to the high value of justice.” He added that the event outrages and mourns all the judges in the state, where more than a hundred magistrates have died due to violence.



He stated that “an attack on a judge is an attack on the entire Judiciary and in those terms we are all expressing ourselves.” In addition, he demanded peace for Zacatecas and conveyed his condolences to the family of Elías Martínez.

In statements to a local media outlet, Nahle García observed that they were not aware of any threat being made to the judge, his relatives or his colleagues in the control court, located in the municipality of Río Grande.

He explained that when a judge receives threats, precautionary measures are taken to protect their safety, such as changing courts.

Until now, the causes and the motive for this violent act are unknown, which is already being investigated by the State Attorney General’s Office.



In this regard, the governor of Zacatecas, David Monreal, urged the local public ministry not to allow this crime to go unpunished and to find those responsible.

According to local media, due to his responsibilities as a control judge, Elías Martínez was facing criminal proceedings against alleged members of criminal groups, murderers, and kidnappers.