Mexico's probe of army slayings raises doubts

October 1, 2014 9:25 PM

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Mexico's probe of army slayings raises doubts

MEXICO CITY (AP) — For more than two months, Mexico did little to explain how a Mexican army patrol escaped practically unharmed from a gunfight that left 22 suspected criminals dead in a grain warehouse. This week, officials changed their story to say soldiers may have committed murder, but questions about the lop-sided confrontation remain.

Why did state prosecutors and the army quickly declare soldiers had behaved appropriately in killing the suspects on June 30? Why did federal prosecutors wait until September to investigate the crime scene? Why haven't investigators interviewed a woman who witnessed the slayings? Did higher-ranking ...

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