Gang members to stand trial for killing missing women

Prosecutors: Suspects believed women were working for rival gang, recorded murders on mobile phones

Juarez, Mexico (border report) – A Mexican judge has ordered the trial of four suspects in the murder of two women who went missing in Juarez on January 4. A fifth suspect was charged with illegally burying two bodies.

On January 10, police found the bodies of Maribel Garcia Treviso, 24, and Gabriela Janet Lopez Pedrosa, 26, buried in the back of a house where neighbors said drugs were being sold. According to Chihuahua state authorities, friends of the victims began searching social media after they went missing and provided information that led to their whereabouts.

The suspects, two men identified only as Heriberto ML and Brayan GM, and two women, Brenda Janeth ZM and Vanesa AD, identified themselves as members of the Doble A gang. They allegedly told police they killed the victims because they believed they worked for a rival gang drug traffickers Mexicles. This information emerged during a court hearing on Thursday in Juarez.

Double A (Artistas Asesinos) and Mexicles were linked to the Sinaloa cartel, which appears to have split in Juarez. International security experts previously told Border Report that the bloody New Year’s Eve prison break could be linked to a rift between the Mexicles and Gente Nueva, another Sinaloa cartel gang.

The house in the Parages del Sur area of ​​Juarez where the women’s bodies were found. (photo of the border report)

Prosecutors said in a hearing this week that two women were beaten – one hit in the face with a glass bottle – and suffocated with a portable heater extension. They told the judge that the suspects had recorded the murders and that the state had such videos.

Prosecutors also told the judge that Lopez was pregnant, so her murder was femicide, a crime that carries more severe punishment than simple murder.

The judge ordered that all five suspects be put on trial and said he would review the evidence before July 19.

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