Mexican investigators reopen Oaxaca deaths cases

AP News
Posted: Mar 09, 2011 9:01 PM
Mexican investigators reopen Oaxaca deaths cases

Mexican prosecutors are reopening investigations into 21 deaths during 2006 protests against the Oaxaca state government, including the killing of an independent U.S. journalist.

Oaxaca state Gov. Gabino Cue said Wednesday he created a special prosecutors' office to review the cases.

Journalist Bradley Will of New York was killed as he videotaped a clash between protesters and supporters of then-Gov. Ulises Ruiz.

The lone suspect in the killing of the 36-year-old will was released last year for lack of evidence. Many human rights groups contended the suspect, Juan Manuel Martinez, was wrongly accused. He had been was one of the protesters seeking the ouster of Ruiz, who was accused of rigging his election.