After 16 hours of audience, Judge Francisco Reyes Contreras linked process to José Manuel del Río Virgen, technical secretary of the Senate Political Coordination Board (Jucopo), who is accused by the Veracruz State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) of participating in the murder of René Tovar, candidate for mayor of Cazones de Herrera.
Through social networks, the journalist Leti Robles de la Rosa reported on what happened in Veracruz.
“After many hours of hearing and despite the fact that the Prosecutor’s Office did not prove the accusation with evidence, Judge linked to process to José Manuel del Río Virgen @ delriovirgen1 ″, he wrote.
Today, Thursday December 28, the extended period expired at 1:20 p.m. for the judge to give his verdict in the case, an opinion that, despite having exhausted the maximum time, it took several hours to arrive and determined the legal situation of the politician.
According to the information provided by the journalist, Judge Reyes Contreras considered that there are enough elements so that the accusations of the FGE reach criminal consequences, so the politician will remain in prison, as he has done since last December 22, the day on which he was arrested when he was returning from a family trip.
After having represented the accused at the hearing, the lawyer José Isabel Luna Chávez assured that he trusted that the defense carried out would delimit the politician from the accusations against him, so I trusted that the judge would not dictate the link to the process by José Manuel del Río when we have the information.
“It was a long day of defenseWe started around 5:00 p.m. we spent all night unloading evidence, debate, interrogations, cross-interrogations, making the maximum effort “, said the lawyer before the media.
It also stated that: “The defense feels strong because we vent and fulfill the evidentiary purpose, in order to establish an order not to be linked to the process, and now we have to wait for the judge’s decision ”.
For its part, Jorge Reyes Peralta, lawyer part of the defense of the politician, also communicated that the legal team I had the certainty in having presented sufficient arguments to absolve him.
“There is solidity of our burden of proof, we wait for the process not to be linked, and I don’t want to think of another scenario. We are less than two hours away from the judge determining ”, he assured.
The legal team of José Manuel del Río Virgen reported that his state of health “is perfect”Therefore, his main concern at the time was to define his political situation in order to later articulate the defense corresponding to the case.
The current technical secretary of Jucopo and close collaborator from the senator Ricardo Monreal, is accused of participating in the murder of René Tovar, candidate for mayor of the Cazones de Herrera municipality in Veracruz for the party Citizen movement (MC) political organization in which Del Río Virgen also militates.
The MC parliamentary bench In the Senate, on Monday, December 27, he presented an exhortation to the state judiciary to act autonomously and without influence in the case of the accused, since They assured that José Manuel del Río Virgen is a political prisoner.
On the same day, the National Commission for Human Rights (CNDH) reported in a statement that, on the orders of its owner Rosario Stone Ibarra, an investigation folder was opened in the case, as it seeks to determine whether or not there are irregular acts or omissions in your process committed by elements of the FGE of Veracruz.