Men jailed 697 years
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.