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Chetumal judge hands down 46 year sentence for murder and attempted murder

Othón P. Blanco, Q.R. — A Chetumal judge has sentenced a man to 46 years, 10 months and 15 days in prison. The sentence was handed down after a judge found José Alberto “N” criminally responsible for qualified homicide and attempted qualified homicide of two male victims.

The events attributed to José Alberto “N” occurred on July 7, 2020, in a town where the victims lived in the municipality of Othón P. Blanco. Both men were stabbed. One died on the way to Chetumal hospital, while the other survived after being treated in Bacalar.

“José Alberto “N” takes a knife and attacks the two victims: one of them died during his transfer to the General Hospital of Chetumal, while the other was treated in a hospital in the municipality of Bacalar,” the State Attorney General (FGE) reported in a statement.

“At the end of April of the current year, based on the evidence provided by the Specialized Prosecutor’s Office, the wrongdoing and criminal responsibility of the accused in both crimes was proven for which the Oral Trial Court issued its conviction and consequently the sentence.

“José Alberto “N” was sentenced to 46 years, 10 months and 15 days in prison in addition to being fined 244,306.56 pesos. Likewise, as compensation for the damage suffered by the victim of the crime of aggravated homicide, the sum that he will contribute amounts to 434,400 pesos and 5,212.80 pesos more for moral and material damage,” they said.