April 6, 2007
Case: Amado Ramírez Dillanes
Reporter for Televisa television and host of the news program “Al Tanto” (In the Picture) on Radiopanorama, Acapulco, Guerrero.
In the evening, after finishing his radio program he got in his car and an individual approached him and shot him at least twice through the left window. The assailant fled in a car.
El 24 de marzo, Genaro Vázquez Durán fue sentenciado a 38 años de prisión por el asesinato. También se le impuso el pago de 159 mil 861 pesos (unos 11,000 dólares), por reparación del daño.
Sentences reversed and acquittals: (+)
Genaro Vázquez Durán
Released / Sentence commuted: (+)
Jailed awaiting trial: (+)
In April 2007 Genaro Vásquez Durán and Leonel Bustos Muñoz were arrested for their alleged involvement in the murder. During a court hearing on November 14, 2007 an eye-witness failed to identify Vásquez Durán.
Suspects not charged: (+)
In January 2008 it was learned that the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) had denounced irregularities in the investigation, among them failure to incorporate the previous inquiries, the mishandling of expert evidence resulting from identikit pictures, and inconsistencies and manipulation of testimonial evidence. The Commission claimed that the accused had been “victims of physical and mental torture.”