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Attorney general offering 1.5 million in death of judge

Mexico City, Mexico — The Attorney General’s Office (PGR) is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of those who killed a former judge.

In October of 2016, federal judge Vicente Bermúdez Zacarías was murdered while walking in the Buena Vista neighborhood in an exclusive subdivision.

The PGR has stated that the reward is only “offered to those who provide truthful and useful information, which contributes effectively, efficiently and opportunely to the identification, location, arrest or apprehension of the probable perpetrators of the crime of qualified homicide committed in tort in the name of Vicente Antonio Bermúdez Zacarías,” the document clarified.

The agreement states that the money will not be applicable to public servants with functions related to public safety, administration of justice and execution of criminal sanctions, as well as their spouses or blood relatives.

Vicente Bermúdez Zacarías, Fifth District Judge in matters of Amparo and Federal Civil Trials in the State of Mexico, was murdered on October 17 2016, when he was walking on the Tree of Life Avenue in the agricultural neighborhood of Buena Vista of an exclusive subdivision.

The then Fifth District judge was shot in the neck while exercising.