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Suspect arrested in connection with massacre of Mormon family in Mexico

Mexican authorities have arrested a man in connection with the murders of a Mormon family a year ago in Sonora state, according to the Mexican Attorney General’s Office.

Three woman and six children were killed in the November 4, 2019, attack that the Mexican Public Security Ministry believes was perpetrated by an organized crime group, as CrimeOnline previously reported.

The Attorney General’s Office identified the suspect arrested on Wednesday as Alfredo L. and said he was charged with homicide, murder, damage, and committing crimes as a member of an organized crime group.

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The suspect was arrested in Ciudad Juarez on warrants secured by the Office of the Special Prosecutor for Organized Crime Investigation, prosecutors said.

Three women and their 14 children were headed to a wedding on November 4 when their convoy of three SUVs was attacked. They were all members of the LeBaron family, which moved to northern Mexico years ago after polygamy was outlawed.

Last December, Mexican authorities arrested the police chief of Janos, a small town in the state of Chihuahua near the US border. Fidel Alejandro Voillegas was arrested on suspicion of colluding with and protecting an organized crime group.

Read more about the massacre here.

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