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Vicente Bermúdez Zacarías, the judge who presided over the recent appeals of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and Miguel Trevino of the Zetas cartel, has died after a brutal attack. The 37-year-old judge was out jogging in Metepec, Mexico, when a man dressed in black ran up from behind and shot him in the head. The judge died later that day.
No motive for this attack has been given yet.
— Milenio.com (@Milenio) October 18, 2016
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Though the judge worked on several prominent cases, usually involving drug lords, he was not supplied with protective measures outside of work, according to the San Antonio Express News. In the aftermath of this event, Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto condemned the attack, and ordered his attorney general to investigate. The Mexican Supreme Court echoed Nieto’s statements, and ordered courts to observe a minute of silence for the fallen judge.