Brad Will shot at close range, says investigation

“Despite having evidence of who or who might be the murderers of the American shot dead on 27 October 2006 in the village of Santa Lucia del Camino, Oaxaca, the federal agency still has not established clearly whether the killers belong to the People’s Assembly of the People of Oaxaca (APPO), or a group that could be linked to the state government, or whether they were infiltrators”,” reads the report in Thursday’s Milenio.
The newspaper report also noted that the Special Prosecutors Office for Crimes Against Journalists is very close to ‘solving the crime’.
These findings will dismay groups lobbying for justice in the case of Brad Will, such as The Friends of Brad Will and the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Although two suspects were arrested late last year following the shooting of the journalist, they were soon released without charge. A number of NGO’s, including Reporters Without Borders, expressed concern at the release of Abel Santiago Zárate, the official in charge of public security in Santa Lucia del Camino (in Oaxaca state), and his bodyguard, Orlando Manuel Aguilar Coello, both of whom were arrested on suspicion of firing the shots that killed Will.
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