Nearly two months after the arrest of Juan Carlos Hernández, known as the monster of Ecatepec, and his partner, the mexican Prosecutors confirmed Wednesday the identification of eight victims of the marriage feminicida. The names come seven weeks after the arrest of alleged serial killer which shocked Mexico. The defendants were indicted by a femicide -of the women who had already been identified-on the face at least 60 years of imprisonment, and the offences of trafficking of persons, forced disappearance and violation of the laws on burial and exhumation. With the new identity in hand, the authorities are prepared to accuse the detainees in the coming weeks by eight more homicides.
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The victims teenagers, as had been stated in the office of the Prosecutor at the beginning of the case based on the confession of the detainee. But two months later, the task of certifying the accusations became a difficult task of delivering to the authorities and only they have been able to blame for a femicide. The arrest of the couple, last October 5, was due to the arrested, investigated for months, scrambled to the cell of one of the victims, reported missing. Buckets and plastic bags with human remains inside of a refrigerator was what they reported to have found the police on two homes of the accused in Ecatepec, a municipality 25 kilometres from the mexican capital, is known to be lethal to women in a country where at least seven are killed every 24 hours.
A few days of detention, the couple of feminicidas was judicializada for the femicide of Nancy Huitrón, a woman who disappeared Polobet along with her daughter of two months in September, and for the crime of trafficking in persons -the sale of the baby of Huitrón in exchange for 15,000 pesos (790$) -, in addition to forced disappearance and violation of the laws on burial and exhumation. The challenge was, however, in the recognition of the rest of the victims so that they might accuse him of other femicides that the detainee had admitted. The prosecutor in charge of the case has ensured that, until this Wednesday, only nine of the 16 names that he gave the accused the police have been able to be crossed off of the list. However, the Prosecution has not wanted to grant to this paper the complete roster of those identified.
“The genetic testing of the Prosecutor's office have confirmed that the remains correspond to my daughter”, has pointed out to this newspaper Maria Guadalupe Hernandez, mother of Samanta Arlet Olguin, a girl of 22 years old who had disappeared in Ecatepec over the past month of April. The woman, who along with two other mothers of young people missing led the police investigation into the detainees, has requested the participation of a second expert who certified the DNA analysis. “I want to be sure that belong to my daughter, for my mental health and that of my family”, has been sentenced.
it is Not the first time that the suspicions fall on the work of the authorities. Both the mother of Olguin as other family members of missing women in Ecatepec, publicly accused the Prosecution of not taking seriously the disappearance. In terms of research, the criticism is going towards the slow pace of the criminal process. “The research has been very slow. Already passed two months, it is time for me to hand over the body of my daughter,” said Hernandez.
While the Prosecution continues to become clearer to those who belong to the remains found in the houses of marriage, disappearances that remain unresolved are still laying siege to Ecatepec. Just between January and April of this year disappeared 17 women in this municipality, according to data from the National Registry of Missing Persons or Missing. While 65 others made in 2017 and, in most cases, it was minor. This town, next to Toluca (the State capital), leads to the worst figures in the country with over 2,000 women in an unknown location.