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Mexico arrests ex-attorney general in missing students case

By MARIA VERZA
Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in Mexico say they have arrested a former attorney general and issued warrants for 83 army soldiers and officers, police and gang members in the 2014 disappearance of 43 students. Prosecutors announced changes Friday against Jesús Murillo abuses in the investigations of the mass abduction. Similar charges were lodged against 20 soldiers and officers. Murillo Karam was attorney general from 2012 to 2015 under then President Enrique Peña Nieto. Murillo Karam announced in 2014 that the students had been killed and burned at a garbage dump by a drug gang. But the investigation allegedly used torture, improper arrest and mishandling of evidence, allowing most of the suspects to walk free.

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