Seven sentenced for fatal casino fire
A Mexican government official said Friday seven men were sentenced to long prison terms for their roles in a northern Mexico casino fire that killed 52 people last year. A judge in Nuevo Leon state sentenced six men to 75 years in prison and a seventh to 100 years. Seven others are awaiting trial. Gunmen entered the Casino Royale in Monterrey, spread gasoline and set the building on fire. Most of the victims were women playing bingo and slot machines or having lunch. Officials have said the owner received extortion threats from the Zetas cartel and didn’t pay.