Five Suspects Detained in Puebla Lynching Incident

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At least seven suspects have been arrested in the central Mexican state of Puebla in relation to the lynching and burning of Daniel Picazo, a consultant for Mexico’s conservative National Action Party (PAN) in the Federal Chamber of Deputies, in the municipality of Huauchinango, Puebla, on June 10.

According to state authorities, five of the men will be remain under preventive detention (jail without bail) while the judicial procedure against them proceeds.

The five detainees, identified by authorities as Óscar N., Alejandro N., Raymundo N., Abraham N. and Oswaldo N., were allegedly direct participants in the murder of Picazo.

According to reports, Picazo was attacked by a mob of people who allegedly mistook him for a child abuser and burned him alive as police looked on.

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