Mexico vigilante founder, 26 others arrested in 10 shooting deaths

January 3, 2015 10:31 PM

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Mexico vigilante founder, 26 others arrested in 10 shooting deaths

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The founder of a vigilante group in Mexico's restive western state of Michoacan was arrested on Saturday along with 26 followers for their alleged role in 10 deaths during a shootout with a rival group last month.

Hipolito Mora and his followers clashed in mid-December with a band led by Luis Antonio Torres, alias "El Americano," a former vigilante leader turned rural police commander.

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