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Mexican prosecutors to pursue re-arrest of 3 soldiers

May 15, 2016 - 8:44 AM

MEXICO CITY - Mexico's Attorney General's Office says it will provide additional evidence to a court in hopes it will be allowed to re-arrest three soldiers released in a case of extrajudicial killings.

The country's top prosecutors said in a statement late Saturday night that the court order absolving the defendants was made without prejudice, allowing them to try again to support the charges of murder and tampering with a crime scene.

In June 2014, at least a dozen suspects were allegedly executed by soldiers after surrendering in a warehouse in Tlatlaya west of Mexico City. In total, 22 people died.

Seven soldiers were initially charged. A judge dismissed charges against four, and the new ruling cleared the remaining three. A military court dismissed charges against six and convicted one of disobeying orders.

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