A choose in Mexico has ordered the immigration director of the northern border state of Chihuahua to face trial on fees of murder, accidents and failure to carry out his duties, for a lethal fireplace at a migrant detention heart
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — A choose on Saturday ordered the immigration director of Mexico’s northern border state of Chihuahua to face trial Saturday on fees of murder, accidents and failure to carry out his duties, for final month’s lethal fireplace at a migrant detention heart.
The choose ordered the director, Salvador González, held in jail pending trial.
Decide Juan José Chávez mentioned there was proof that González did not do his responsibility to guard the migrants. Forty migrants died within the March 27 fireplace within the border metropolis of Ciudad Juarez, after a migrant allegedly set fireplace to foam mattresses to protest a supposed switch.
“Ultimately, every thing is determined by the pinnacle” official, Chávez mentioned. “Not complying with requirements does have its outcomes.”
5 different officers of the nation’s Nationwide Immigration Institute, a guard on the heart and the Venezuelan migrant accused of beginning the blaze are already in custody going through murder fees.
The step is important, partially as a result of González is a retired Mexican navy rear admiral. He’s the best rating official to be held over for trial within the case, although prosecutors have mentioned they may press fees towards the immigration company’s high nationwide official, Francisco Garduño, who’s scheduled to make a court docket look April 21.
Federal prosecutors have mentioned Garduño was remiss in not stopping the catastrophe in Ciudad Juarez regardless of earlier indications of issues at his company’s detention facilities. Prosecutors mentioned authorities audits had discovered “a sample of irresponsibility and repeated omissions” within the immigration institute.
The hearth in Ciudad Juarez, throughout the border from El Paso, Texas, rapidly stuffed the power with smoke. Nobody let the migrants out.