Men jailed 697 years

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

MEX­I­CAN pros­e­cu­tors say they have won “his­toric” con­vic­tions and sen­tences of 697 years in jail against five men for killing 11 women near the bor­der city of Ci­u­dad Juarez. The state pros­e­cu­tor’s of­fice in Chi­huahua says the men lured women with the prom­ise of jobs, but in­stead sub­jected them to hu­man traf­fick­ing and forced pros­ti­tu­tion be­fore killing them. The women’s re­mains were found dumped in 2012 in the Rio Grande val­ley east of Ci­u­dad Juarez. Ci­u­dad Juarez was the scene of dozens of eerily sim­i­lar killings of women in the 1990s and the early 2000s. Many of those crimes re­main un­solved.

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