Sunday, May 26, 2024

Suspect arrested in death of Michoacán priest

The alleged killer of a Michoacán priest who was found dead on Saturday was arrested by police late Tuesday night.

The state Attorney General said in a press release that the suspected murderer, identified only as Abel N., attacked Miguel Gerardo Flores Hernández with a firearm on August 18, the day he was last seen.

The investigation found that Flores, parish priest in Jucutacato, Uruapan, was with a group of people in the town of Nueva Italia when the suspect approached and shot him in the head.

The suspect threatened to harm the witnesses if they spoke of the incident.

The priest’s body was found in Múgica.

The Catholic church has recorded 22 assassinations of priests between December 2012 and last April, making Mexico one of the most dangerous countries in Latin America for priests.

Source: Quadratín (sp)

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