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Brigadier General Mario Arturo Acosta Chaparro Escapite, 70, was killed in Colonia Anahuac

21 Apr

The retired military officer was indicted for crimes against humanity and for ties to drug trafficking.

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MEXICO CITY, April 21. – Brigadier General Mario Arturo Acosta Chaparro Escapite, 70, was killed in Colonia Anahuac, Miguel Hidalgo, when he went to a garage at 1815 hours.

It was the second attack on the military. In May 2010, was shot four times. Acosta Chaparro Escapite was one of the fiercest persecutors of guerrillas-including Lucio Cabañas, during the administrations of Luis Echeverria and Jose Lopez Portillo.

He was also one of the leaders of the Federal Security Directorate, in the times of the Dirty War, alongside Miguel Nazar Haro, and was part of the White Brigade who persecuted the Mexican government opponents.

12 years ago was accused of having ties to the Juarez cartel. In 2002 he was sentenced to 16 years in prison, but in 2008 was acquitted of crimes against humanity and drug trafficking. A year later he was honorably discharged.

The Attorney General of the DF, Jesus Rodriguez Almeida, dismissed the assault as a motive for the attack and outlined revenge as motive for the murder.

Brigadier General Mario Arturo Acosta Chaparro Escapite was killed yesterday by three bullets 0.9 millimeters in Colonia Anahuac in Mexico City. In May 2010, retired military, who fought a guerrilla and who was linked to drug trafficking 12 years ago, was shot four times in a failed attempt.

Acosta Chaparro since left the military prison in 2007 and went into retirement with honors in 2008 after 45 years of service to the Mexican army became a sort of informal government special agent, taking specific orders on drug trafficking and armed groups in the intelligence area.

That’s why the first investigations made about the incident that occurred yesterday at the corner of Lake Trasimeno and Lake Como in the colony Anahuac in the Miguel Hidalgo, at 18:15 hours, revolving around a settling of accounts.

According to statements by the Attorney General of the Federal District, Jesus Rodriguez Almeida, the action that killed Acosta Chaparro was concluded, as the person who shot him three times, twice in the chest and the other in the did head at close range and to meet the attack ran on Lake Como street and got into a motorcycle driven by another person waiting for him.

At the time of his death, Acosta Chaparro was 70, his body was taken to the Forensic Medical Service (Semefo) for legal autopsy, said the attorney for the City of Mexico in a press conference on the matter.

Almeida Rodriguez made a rapporteur of the events versus number 194 of the Trasimeno Lake Street; corner of Lake Como There Acosta Chaparro was waiting at the entrance to an auto shop where he had been a truck for repair.

“The victim went to an auto shop, called European service on board a Ford, type Explorer, dark blue, 275-UBK plates, where he had taken a car for repair, when talking to a person approached a and a short subject shot the retired General Mario Arturo AcostaChaparro “said the lawyer.

Thus it was that Rodriguez Almeida confirmed that there was premeditation in the murder of retired military, “committed the attack the alleged offender ran down the street Lake Como and boarded a motorcycle on which he and an accomplice fled, according to preliminary data; Witnesses report that this guy was wearing blue jeans and light shirt.”

On these facts, the Attorney General joined the preliminary FMH/MH1/T2/140/12-04 for the crime of murder and related preliminary investigation was initiated in the Central Research Office for the Attention of the Crime of Murder.

The social representative went to the Red Cross Polanco, where Acosta Chaparro was taken to verify the death, still waiting for autopsy results to determine the exact cause of death.

According to testimony of the worthy institution, paramedics arrived where Acosta Chaparro was shot, to give first aid and he was still alive, put him in the ambulance and transfer to the Red Cross Polanco died.

Rodriguez Almeida ruled that the military attack could be related to an assault on what it looks like revenge. It ruled that the fact could be linked to the failed attack in May 2010 against Acosta Chaparro and confirmed that three eyewitnesses which are already declared.

In May two years ago, Acosta Chaparro was approached by an individual who discharged him four bullets in the body, one of them put it on the brink of death, and that lodged in the abdomen, but at the Military Hospital where he was led by a collaborator, then saved his life.

Experts in chemistry, criminalistics, ballistics photography and presented in place with the mobile laboratory where they found three elements ballistic apparently 9 mm. Yet another expert team visited the hospital of the Red Cross.

The body was taken to the Medical Examiner, where he will practice all the formalities of law and later handed over to family and continue the investigation to gather further data and evidence for the prosecution or completion of preliminary investigations.

Investigators began reviewing the case the images of surveillance cameras installed in the area to try to identify the assailant and his accomplice.

Controversial military career

Brigadier General Mario Arturo Acosta Chaparro Escapite, son of Brigadier General Francisco Acosta Chaparro, a member of the Masonic Grand Lodge of the Valley of Mexico, has been one of the most controversial military modern history.

He was one of the fiercest persecutors of guerrillas during the administrations of Luis Echeverria and Jose Lopez Portillo. After years of compiling names of people and organizations in 1990 published a book called guerrilla movement in Mexico, under the name of Mariano Escapite paid the funeral of his countryman, Guerrero Lucio Cabanas, who chased through the mountains, as revealed to Excelsior, in a conversation.

He was one of the leaders of the Federal Security Directorate (DFS), in the times of the Dirty War, alongside Miguel Nazar Haro, and was part of the White Brigade who persecuted the Mexican government opponents.

Acosta Chaparro 12 years ago was accused of having ties to the Juarez cartel, Amado Carrillo who was leading. On November 1, 2002 was sentenced to 16 ½ years in prison. But three years later, a federal court ultimately overturned the court-martial that convicted of drug trafficking in 2007 Acosta Chaparro and the Attorney General’s Office and the Office of Military Justice could not prove the alleged ties to drug trafficking Acosta Chaparro and, after his declaration of innocence, was acquitted along with General Francisco Quiros Hermosillo, with whom he formed a strong friendship since 1966.

The following year, in April 2008, the charges against General Acosta Chaparro, for crimes against humanity in the so-called Dirty War (143 murders) and ties to the Juarez cartel dissolved. On that date. Acosta Chaparro and 22 other retired generals. In Military Camp Number One, where Acosta Chaparro was jailed six years and ten months, received a special award for 45 years of service in the Army.

Since then, Acosta Chaparro became a kind of special agent without federal recognition. General Acosta Chaparro was at the retreat had some intelligence related to organized crime for the government.

On May 18, 2010, Acosta Chaparro was injured and was on the verge of death, when a man allegedly tried to remove him a Rolex watch in the Roma.

In the General Military Hospital saved his life at that time, but yesterday, in the ambulance taking him to the Red Cross military died as a result of receiving three bullets, two in the chest and the other in the head

In May the attack two years ago, the general and his assailant, who stood before him, struggled, while Chumacero Rodolfo Galindo, a former military general friend helped him as a driver, trying to get out from under the chair of self-Acosta Chaparro’s gun, he always carried in a bag of skin.

According to the May 2010 and of which the prosecution was aware of the agency 50, Raul Figueroa, Acosta Chaparro was driving his Mercedes Benz and started to try to get to safety, while four explosions were heard.

Acosta Chaparro asked Chumacero “cut your cartridge?” And he said no. “So what happened?” Asked the retired military, while the shots rang we were staying in the body of Acosta Chaparro that he managed to say “I already chingaron!”

After almost two years, never made public the investigations of the facts, where Acosta Chaparro received four bullets. Although the main lines of research that followed then were the work of intelligence that Acosta Chaparro made informally to the Federal Police on suspected guerrillas.

Nor was ruled out their possible links with any of the groups’ delinquencies in the drug issue.

The May 2010 attack against Acosta Chaparro was also attended by National Defense. General Acosta Chaparro, who was chief of police in Veracruz at a time when the governor was Agustin Acosta Lagunes, provided information to the defense of various criminal groups, mainly in Guerrero.

The military life

Retired Gen. Mario Arturo Acosta Chaparro was an actor in the national life of the decades of 70 and 80.

He fought guerrilla groups

Early in the decade of 70, Mario Arturo Acosta Chaparro founded the White Brigade to fight the guerrilla groups were formed to overthrow the government. And in 1974, was ligated to the Figueroa family after he was asked to investigate the kidnapping of Ruben Figueroa, who was already elected governor of Guerrero state and that he was deprived of his liberty by Lucio Cabañas.

Cabañas Barrientos along with other insurgent groups operating in the mountains of Guerrero Acosta Chaparro were white, who fought to death the leader of the Party of the Poor.

Accused torturer

In 1975, when Ruben Figueroa and ruled the state of Guerrero, Acosta Chaparro was appointed as director of the State Judicial Police and the appointment followed the pursuit of the guerrillas, mainly the Party of the Poor.

The retired general was responsible for repressive operations against opposition groups of the Governments of the decades of 80 and 90. He was also charged as responsible for the disappearance of 22 guerrillas in Guerrero and violating the human rights of detainees in the so-called Dirty War. During their struggle, non-governmental organizations gathered testimony indicating that he tortured and killed more than 200 guerrillas and peasants, but he could not prove anything.

Reported, but awarded

Although he was charged for crimes against humanity during the Dirty War in the decades of 70 and 80, although he was indicted, was never apprehended, after a federal judge ruled that there was no evidence against him. On that occasion he was named “exemplary military and patriotic.”

The retired general was considered one of the principal investigators of kidnapping in the country, so the April 23, 2008; the Ministry of National Defense gave awards to 13 general retirement having served over 45 years to school armed including Mario Arturo Acosta Chaparro.

Linked to drug and retired with honor

During the Dirty War, Acosta Chaparro was responsible for several aircraft of the Mexican Air Force that were used to transport troops to the mountains, but also to bring drug shipments to Laredo, Texas, due to his alleged business with Amado Carrillo Fuentes, The Lord of Heaven , according to charges against him.

Therefore, in 2000 was tried for his alleged ties to the Juarez cartel and the crime of embezzlement and operations with illegal proceeds. On November 1, 2002 was sentenced to 15 to 16 years in prison for the supposed protection that I provide to the cartel.

In 2007, the PGR and the military courts could not prove their links with Carrillo Fuentes and was exonerated of the charges, was returned to the right to wear the uniform and bars accrediting him as general.

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