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Mexican police detain suspected narco sought in slaying of peace activist's only child
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 7:32 PM EST
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico
Mexican authorities say they have arrested an alleged drug trafficker as a suspect in the killing of a peace activist's only child.
Taboada Villanueva is one of several men allegedly involved in the 2011 slaying of the college-student son of poet Javier Sicilia. The killing led Sicilia to become a vocal critic of the Mexican government's military crackdown on drug cartels.
Sicilia's son, Juan, and six friends were abducted by gunmen while leaving a nightclub in Cuernavaca, and their bodies were found abandoned near the city. Authorities say they were in the wrong place at the wrong time.