Judge Vicente Bermudez Zacarias is sadly now known as the judge gunned down while jogging near his home, outside of Mexico City last fall. Zacarias was just 37 years old, and was presiding over a high-profile case against the Sinaloa Cartel drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
Reports say that the young judge lived in Metepec, which is 45 miles away from Mexico City. After being shot in the head, Bermudez Zacarias was taken to a local hospital, where he later would pass away.
In spite of the fact that he was presiding over several drug lord cases besides Guzman’s, including the leader of the Los Cuinis cartel, Abigael Gonzalez Valencia, Bermudez Zacarias was reportedly not given any kind of protection–which is nothing short of a travesty.
Now, Guzman is fighting back against his extradition to the United States. According to him, he was “illegally” taken from Mexico and brought to Brooklyn to face up to his crimes. The drug lord plans on trying to get the case thrown out, but federal prosecutors in Texas and California have also suited up to file charges against the cartel leader.
Will there be more bodies popping up around the billionaire drug lord? With unlimited funds and many who would do anything to get into such a powerful mans good graces, what will happen next is anybody’s guess.