Regional
10:29 am
Wed July 7, 2010

Suspect Arrested In Official's Death

Juarez, Mexico – Mexican authorities say a suspect is in custody in the June 30 killing of a top prosecutor for the northern state of Chihuahua.

Prosecutor Sandra Salas had been responsible for evaluating the work of public prosecutors and special investigatory units in Ciudad Juarez, which borders El Paso, Texas.

Mexico's Public Safety Department said in a statement that Cristian Rosado was arrested Monday and told investigators that Salas was killed because she meddled in the dealings of the La Linea, the enforcement arm of the Juarez cartel.

The statement said Rosado began working as a hit man for the cartel two months ago and had been involved in at least 15 killings.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.