U.S. Seeks Justice For Agent’s Murder After Mexico Frees Drug Lord

OAK BLUFFS, Mass. (AP) — The White House says it’s seeking justice for the 1985 murder of a U.S. federal agent now that a Mexican drug lord’s conviction has been overturned.National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden says the United States is deeply concerned by Rafael Caro Quintero’s release from prison Friday.

Defense lawyers believe a second drug kingpin convicted in the death of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena may also be freed.

An appeals court overturned Caro Quintero’s 40-year sentence for kidnapping, torture and murder on procedural grounds.

Hayden said in a statement Sunday that the United States is working with Mexican authorities to see that those responsible for Camarena’s murder face justice in the U.S.

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