40-year sentence for "El Mochaorejas" ordered to be reviewed
The federal court that heard one of the cases against kidnapper Daniel Arizmendi Lopez, aka "El Mochaorejas," has decided to reexamine the term, acquittal, or conviction in question.
Given alleged acts of torture, a federal court ordered a judge to re-sentence, acquittal, or conviction, in one of the proceedings initiated against kidnapper Daniel Arizmendi Lopez, "El Mochaorejas", and his brother Aureliano Aureliano, "El Mochaorejas", in one of the proceedings initiated against kidnapper Daniel Arizmendi Lopez, "El Mochaorejas". and his brother Aureliano.
The head of the Second Unitary Tribunal in Criminal Matters, Manuel Barcena also ordered the Attorney General's Office (FGR) to initiate an investigation to determine if Daniel and Aureliano, as well as their co-defendants, were tortured.
Thus, it will be up to the head of the Seventh District Court for Federal Criminal Proceedings in Mexico City to determine in the coming weeks whether or not to re-sentence the Arizmendi family with well-founded and motivated arguments.
Just last November the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) rejected the petition of Aurelio Arizmendi Lopez, brother, and accomplice of Daniel Arizmendi "El Mochaorejas", to attract his case, in which he claims there were several irregularities.
The man who was considered, according to the investigations of the then Attorney General's Office (PGR), as one of the most bloodthirsty men of the kidnapping gang, assured before the highest court of the country that he did not have an adequate defense after his arrest in 1998.
"El Mochaorejas": one of the most bloodthirsty gangs
The kidnapping gang of Daniel Arizmendi Lopez, "El Mochaorejas", was classified as one of the most violent, so the capture of the leader and his members, including his sons and brother, became a priority. In March 1997, a special group was formed with agents from the Federal Judicial Police, the State of Mexico, and the then Federal District to catch him.
It was not until August 17, 1998, that "El Mochaorejas" was arrested from a safe house located in the municipality of Naucalpan, in the State of Mexico and now serves a sentence of more than 300 years in prison.