A man and a woman were indicted by a state judge for the homicide of a 4-year-old boy, the Attorney General’s office said.

According to the authorities Nancy Leonor Doe and Omar Adolfo Doe were indicted for the murder of Ivan.

The suspects were arraigned for homicide and aggravated homicide by a relative, respectively.

The judge decided to keep the suspects in prison during trial and gave prosecutors four months to close the investigation.

On May 10 the police found the minor dead inside a Fraccionamiento Lagos del Sol area in southern Mexicali.

The child had signs of foul play and malnutrition, as well as an infection and signs of sexual abuse.

Also, the boy was tied with chains.

According to testimony provided during the indictment hearing, the boy pleaded for his life while being assaulted at the scene.

The Coroner’s office said the boy died of head and abdomen trauma.

The minor had several ribs fractured and injuries in the hip.

COURTS

Former police officer indicted for forced disappearing

A former state police officer was indicted by a state judge for forced disappearance of a victim, the state Attorney General’s office said.

The agency said Javier, no age reported, was indicted for an incident that occurred in April 2011 in the Ciudad Guadalupe Victoria rural town area.

According to the authorities the suspect and two other former Preventive Police Department allegedly entered a residence where the victim, Jesus Francisco Balderrama Sanchez was found along with a minor.

The police officers allegedly assaulted the victim to death.

The authorities said the police officers presumably wrapped the corpse in a blanket and buried it in the Vicente Guerrero rural town area.

Originally, the agents involved denied any wrongdoing.

The corpse was found until November 2017.

An arrest warrant was issued by a state judge a year before the body was found, the agency said.

The indicted suspect was arrested on May 5 in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, and eventually transported to Mexicali.

The judge decided to keep the suspect in prison during trial and gave prosecutors three months to close the investigation.

PUBLIC SAFETY

Woman dies during fire

A woman was found dead inside a home that got engulfed by flames early Saturday, according to police reports.

The incident was first reported to the police at 3 a.m. at Cerámica Street and Zacatlán Street in the Valle de Puebla area.

The Mexicali Fire Department deployed a couple of engines to control the fire.

The authorities extricated the woman, who was declared dead.

A man was also extricated from the residence with signs of intoxication and second degree burns.

No other details were immediately available.

PUBLIC SAFETY

San Luis, Ariz., woman dies in accident

A San Luis, Ariz., woman died Friday evening after a rural Mexicali accident, according to media reports.

The incident was reported to the police at 6 p.m. on the San Luis Highway by the Ejido Tehuantepec rural town.

Upon arrival the police found at the scene a Chevrolet pickup and an injured woman by the side.

Paramedics declared the woman dead.

The victim was identified as Karla Guadalupe Ruiz Govea, 36.

The driver told the police the vehicle had a flat tire that caused the pickup to turn over.

Both the woman and her children were expelled from the vehicle during the accident.

The authorities transported Karla, 16, and Alejandro, 14, to a San Luis, Ariz. hospital.

The police detained the driver, Alejandro, 36, to determine the cause of the accident.

ASSEMBLY

Lawmaker proposes student inspections

A state lawmaker introduced a bill that would allow school authorities to inspect students in order to protect the community.

Assemblywoman Claudia Agatón, of the Workers Party, said the proposal to modify Baja California’s Education Law would comply with protecting student human rights.

According to the legislator, the United Nations Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development says in its fourth goal that nations must provide inclusive, equal, and quality education for learning opportunities for all.

Agatón recalled the state has held the so-called Backpack Operations in order to inspect student belongings to find weapons and drugs.

The Mexican Supreme Court has ruled that these operations can be held if state legislatures approve proper legislation while protecting student rights.

The bill was turned to a commission for study and approval.

COMMUNITY

Dozens march for peace

Dozens of Mexicali residents marched Sunday in the Civic Center to demand peace for their families.

The march started at 9 a.m. from the Vicente Guerrero monument and finished at City Hall.

Resident Ana Lorena Moreno said the march sought to call the authorities in demand to get heard.

“We know there are public servants who have a vocation and do their job right, but lack the needed resources”, Moreno told La Voz newspaper.

Groups of relatives of disappeared residents took banners with Governor Marina Avila’s mug to demand her support.

Soraya Ana Villarreal, mother of Kevin Moreno, who was reported missing in March, asked the authorities to work against crime for the wellbeing of the state.

“Every single day we see new cases — people found in blankets, burned bodies, residents shot to death all over the city and the state,” Villarreal told the newspaper. “It is not possible to say security is improving while the reality is different.”

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