Mexico: suspects in murder of U.S. expatriate ordered to stand trial

Posted on July 2, 2012 • Filed under: Expatriates Killed, Latin America, Mexico

Mérida, Yucatán —
Four men who are suspects in the murder of former Arizona resident Robert Leo Wickard have been ordered to stand trial after a local criminal judge Monday found enough evidence to proceed with the case.

On May 29 the judge ordered that Martín Alejandro Gómez Gómez, 26, Gianri Lorenzo Matos Montalvo, 18, Edward Jesús Gamboa Salas, 36 and David Wilfrido Pérez Morán, 26, be held for 30 days while the case was further investigated. Yesterday (June 25) he ruled there is “sufficient evidence of the commission of the crime of homicide” to warrant a trial. A fifth suspect, Angel Javier Segovia Domínguez, remains at large and is being sought. Monday’s ruling is the functional equivalent of an indictment or probable cause finding in the U.S. legal system. Read Article

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