Mexican Judge Involved in Major Drug Cases Shot Dead

A Mexican judge who handled legal challenges from drug kingpins, including Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was gunned down in front of his home in Mexico City on Monday, Reuters reported.

Judge Vicente Bermudez was fatally shot in the head, authorities said, and President Enrique Pena Nieto quickly announced his attorney general is investigating the shooting.

Bermudez has handled overseen trials and legal challenges in the state of Mexico, outside the capital, since March. Miguel Trevino, ex-leader of the Zetas cartel, is jailed in Mexico's maximum security Altiplano prison, and Guzman was housed there before being transferred to a prison near the U.S. border.

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