‘El Marro’, sentenced kidnapper


For. Jose C. Serrano

The organized crime has manifested itself in Mexico, through various crimes, that of kidnapping in particular, it has been the one that those people who have suffered this terrible antisocial behavior have suffered the most directly and violently.

It is considered that this crime has greatly damaged Mexican society as a whole, since, with the advent of new modalities (in addition to extortion) such as express kidnapping, or virtual kidnapping, among others, it leaves both the direct victims and their families more vulnerable.

The current legislation of the crime of kidnapping, allows to notice the need for uniformity in all the states for its understanding and effective application. Orphan rhetoric and the grandiloquence of commonplaces still prevail: full weight of the law and to the ultimate consequences.

Jose Antonio Yepez Ortiz, the brown, has spent a year and a half in detention and still has another trial open for attempted homicide against public servants, as well as for the theft of fuel that consolidated him in the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel from Guanajuato.

the brown was sentenced to 60 years in prison by a court of the Judicial Power of Guanajuato, upon being found guilty of aggravated kidnapping against a businesswoman from Celaya, and must pay a fine of 327 thousand pesos for the case.

In a virtual hearing held at the Justice Center of the Mil de Valle de Santiago prison, the Guanajuato Prosecutor’s Office presented charges corresponding to the common jurisdiction against the criminal leader and his collaborators. An Oral Trial Court evaluated the evidence for more than four hours and convicted those responsible.

According to the ministerial dependency Yépez Ortiz was found guilty along with five subjects who accompanied him on August 2, 2020, when the kidnapped person was released, and all those of the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel were insured from a Juventino Rosas farm.

At the request of the federal authority, the brown he was confined in the maximum security prison of the Federal Center for Social Rehabilitation (Cefereso) Number 1, Plateau, for more than a year and it was the defense that sought to delay the final hearing on the grounds of lack of information in the files, and also requested additional time to read the evidence and look for witnesses.

On Wednesday, January 5, 2022, it was announced that he did not receive the protection requested after his complaints of mistreatment and isolation during his imprisonment, since he did not prove such accusations, which were also denied by personnel from the prison located in Almoloya, State of Mexico.

With the arrest of its leaders and the advance of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), it decreased in power, but crime remains unstoppable in Guanajuato, which is positioned as the entity in the entire country with the most murders, since between 2015 and 2021 they have reached more than 8 thousand cases. The drug war is still going on.

The ministerial and judicial authorities are still in debt to society. The figures reported by independent experts and investigators reflect a disparity between the number of those sentenced for the crime of kidnapping and the number of people deprived of their liberty.

Organized crime is a polyhedron, in terms of the crimes it encompasses. Generally, preliminary investigations and investigation folders that contain illicit offenses that imply minor sentences are prosecuted: crimes against health or illegal possession of firearms. With that irresponsible attitude they send a very clear message: Kidnapped and subsequently disappeared people have an eternity to wait.


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