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MEXICO CITY – Andrés “N”, the Mexican serial femicide from Atizapán, was sentenced this Friday to life in prison for the murder of a woman after it became known on Thursday that he had been found guilty.
“The Attorney General’s Office of the State of Mexico (FGJEM) obtained a sentence of life imprisonment for Andrés Filomeno Mendoza Celis, for a femicide that occurred in the municipality of Atizapán, in May 2021,” shared the State Attorney General’s Office of Mexico through a statement.
In addition to the life sentence, Andrés “N” must pay $448,100 pesos (about $22,006 dollars) as a fine and $1.34 million pesos ($65,807 dollars) as compensation for the damage.
The hearing was held in the Criminal Courts of the municipality of Tenango del Valle.
The murder of Reyna “N” for which he was convicted took place in May 2021.
“This individual was found guilty for this crime committed on May 14, 2021, to the detriment of a 34-year-old woman, who was murdered and dismembered inside a building on Margaritas street, in the Lomas de San Miguel, in Atizapán, which was inhabited by the now sentenced “, detailed the Prosecutor’s Office.
The man was arrested last June in the municipality of Atizapán, in the central State of Mexico.
The case shocked the country because the alleged murderer would have confessed that he committed more than 30 crimes in the last 2 decades, according to local media.
Authorities found more than 4,300 skeletal remains from 19 different bodies, of which six were identified.
“Derived from the inquiries made so far, it has been established that this subject could be related to the murder of other people,” the State Prosecutor’s Office said in June.
The scandal broke out while Mexico was facing -and is facing- a crisis of sexist violence with more than 10 women murdered every dayaccording to UN Women.
The Mexican government registered 1,004 victims of femicide in 2021, as murder motivated by gender violence is typified, 2.66% more than in 2020.
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