Arrest made in fatal highway assault on family in Mexico

2017-05-17 17:56


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Mexico City - Mexico's national security commissioner says a man has been arrested in the case of an attack on a family on a central Mexico highway in which a two-year-old was killed and a mother and daughter raped.

Renato Salas Heredia said that an anonymous tip led to the arrest on Tuesday afternoon of a 37-year-old man he identified only as "Orlando N". He was armed.

Salas said on Wednesday that the man was part of a criminal gang dedicated to robbing travellers on the highway. He said the gang is led by three brothers. 

Eight assailants stopped the family's vehicle before dawn on May 2 on the highway. The toddler was killed when they forced open the door. Victims had to walk about 1.6km to a toll booth after the assault.

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