Video shows Guatemala prosecutor's decapitation

AP News
Posted: Jun 13, 2011 8:12 PM
Video shows Guatemala prosecutor's decapitation

Federal officials say they found a video of the decapitation of a Guatemalan prosecutor in the cell phone of an alleged Zetas cartel member captured earlier this month.

The 50-second video recorded May 24 purportedly shows now-detained Mexican suspect Salvador Arguelles Briones cutting prosecutor Alan Stwolinsky's head off with a large knife.

Photos in the cell phone show Arguelles holding another decapitated head, and a heart close to his mouth as if about to eat it.

Interior Ministry authorities showed the video to The Associated Press over the weekend.

Arguelles was arrested on June 4 with 14 others in connection with the murder of Stwolinsky. His killing is believed to have been retaliation for helping seize 434 kilograms (957 pounds) of cocaine from the Zetas.