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Drug Figure Cleared in 1993 Slaying of Cardinal

From Times Wire Reports

A Mexican drug lord has been cleared in the 1993 slaying of a Roman Catholic cardinal, a federal judge said.

Judge Humberto Venancio Pineda upheld the ruling of a previous court, which threw out charges that Benjamin Arellano Felix ordered the killing of Cardinal Juan Jesus Posadas Ocampo due to lack of evidence.

Posadas Ocampo was killed in May 1993 at Guadalajara’s airport. Investigators concluded that a gang of drug traffickers confused his luxury car with that of a rival they were trying to ambush.


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