The three victims who reported and testified against the street leader, Alejandra Barrios Richard, requested protection measures since they have been attacked and harassed for the grandchildren of the accused, among whom is the son of the deputy elected by the PRI, Silvia Sánchez Barrios.
The foregoing emerged during the hearing where Barrios Richard was linked to proceedings for the crimes of aggravated extortion, gang robbery and damage to the property of others, as the victims told the Control Judge, Jupiter López Ruiz, that people identified as El Morro, Enrique and Noé –Silvia’s son- went to an address located in the State of Mexico, where they chose to hide after having reported the Barrios family’s operations to the capital’s prosecutor’s office.
This newspaper reviewed part of the hearing where the request for protection measures was made under the argument that the victims feared for their lives; In addition, they showed the judge the aggressions that Alejandra Barrios’ grandchildren had previously provoked on her, who is also a political niece of the street vendor leader.
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It is also observed in the same hearing how the street vendor leader, Alejandra Barrios, attacks from the Santa Martha Acatitla prison, against the Control Judge, Jupiter López, who qualifies him as having “favoritism” against the victims and repeatedly begins to interrupt the hearing process, so it had to be suspended momentarily.
The judge asks the defendant to respect and listens to how he requests the intervention of the custodians of the Santa Martha prison to control the former deputy Barrios Richard.
“How am I going to respect him,” said the leader of the Center remotely, because due to her health condition, she was not transferred to the oral rooms.
“Be silent and listen, learn to respect,” replied the judge who assured him that due to this attitude he could not grant preventive home detention, as there were no guarantees that he would not attack the victims.
Sources pointed out that the evidence presented by the legal defense agreed with that established in the investigation folder and that they accredited the participation of Barrios Richard, in addition that at least three evidence presented was warned by the judge since they could be classified as false.