Control Judge Elvia Terán Peña brought 54 people to trial for the crime of aggravated kidnapping and criminal association, with the evidence provided by the Special Prosecutor’s Office in Combating Kidnapping and Extortion.
The defendants are part of the group of protesters, mostly from the state of Guerrero, arrested when they protested at the facilities of the Specialized Unit to Combat Kidnapping (UECS), to demand the release of 57 people detained for taking over booths collection of the Mexico-Acapulco Highway.
The Superior Court of Justice (TSJ) of Morelos reported that in order to reach this determination, the Judge of Control, Oral Trial and Execution of Sanctions, attended the investigation background exposed and the evidence data presented by the Prosecutor’s Office and the defenses of each one of the accused, as established by the Constitution and the current National Code of Criminal Procedures.
Thus, after seven hours of hearing, which concluded around midnight on Thursday, the judge determined that the precautionary measure of preventive detention subsist informally and two months for the closure of the investigation.
The events occurred on the night of Wednesday, October 21, when they were demonstrated at the UECS facilities, located at the junction with the Mexico-Acapulco highway next to the Morelos delegation of the Attorney General’s Office (FGR).
In an extraordinary way and due to the number of defendants, the diligence was released in the Plenary Hall of the Superior Court of Justice of the State of Morelos with the corresponding security and hygiene measures.
With this action, stated the Judicial Power of the State of Morelos, it reiterates its commitment to society to make the rule of law prevail, to be independent, effective and efficient, to be able to deliver timely justice, with equity and transparency, resolving legal conflicts with a view to to restore social peace in the entity.