Massacre Suspect Charged with Attempted Murder in Separate Case

Friday, February 5, 2010 - 10:01pm

JUAREZ-- Jose Dolores Arroyo has been charged with the attempted murder of two Mexican army soldiers and two others prosecutors say were his next targets.

The charges come after Arroyo was caught in a shootout with soliders Monday.  El Pasoan Adrian Ramirez was also involved in the shootout. He was killed. Ramirez was the alleged leader of the Juarez birthday party massacre that killed 18. Authorities think that Arroyo was one of his gunmen.

The attempted murder charges Arroyo is being held with, is thought to be a tactic to keep him in police custody while they continue to investigae the massacre.

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