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They give 14 years in prison to subject who shot in the air and killed a child in Puebla

A subject was sentenced to 14 years and 6 months in prison for being considered responsible for having shot into the air and assassinated Santiago, a nine-year-old boy, events that occurred in May 2019.

Ricardo Abraham Méndez García was considered responsible for the crime of intentional simple homicide of a minor in San Pedro Cholula, a case that became viral because a security camera captured the moment when the child died.

The events occurred outside the hotel posada “María Sofía”, located on 15 Poniente street, between 3 Sur and Miguel Alemán avenue, where the minor named Santiago, along with his grandfather, looked after parked vehicles.

In the images shared by the Facebook page “Image San Pedro Cholula”, the minor appeared next to his grandmother when a flash of light is seen and the child falls to the ground.

The grandfather tried to lift Santi and revive him, but he died in his arms as a result – according to the rescuers who arrived at the scene – of a bullet impact in the left side of the chest.

The State Attorney General’s Office reported today that it was able to prove the commission of the crime by presenting evidence and obtained from the judicial authority, a sentence of 14 years and 6 months in prison against Ricardo Abraham Méndez García, who must also make a payment for reparation of moral and material damage.

According to unofficial reports, the subject had differences with a neighbor and then shot into the air; however, the bullet killed the boy.

Initially, it was unknown who detonated the firearm that caused the death of the child, but after applying various investigative techniques, the Prosecutor’s Office defined the possible mechanics of the events and identified the probable culprit.

Through analysis of chronological sequences of videos and interviews with witnesses, it was established that Ricardo Abraham fired a projectile that injured the 9-year-old victim, causing his death.

Therefore, the Agent of the Public Ministry requested and obtained the corresponding arrest warrant.

And on July 30, 2019, in San Martín Texmelucan, elements of the State Investigation Agency arrested Ricardo Abraham.