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April 5, 1994 | JUANITA DARLING and SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
At least seven people--including a former police detective who organized the Tijuana security detail--were involved in a conspiracy to assassinate Luis Donaldo Colosio, the slain ruling party presidential candidate, government officials said Monday.
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April 6, 1994 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mexican authorities questioned possible new suspects Tuesday in the assassination of presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio, even as they delved into the murky world of the politically connected former police officers who have become a focus of their investigation.
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April 6, 1994 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mexican authorities questioned possible new suspects Tuesday in the assassination of presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio, even as they delved into the murky world of the politically connected former police officers who have become a focus of their investigation.
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April 5, 1994 | JUANITA DARLING and SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
At least seven people--including a former police detective who organized the Tijuana security detail--were involved in a conspiracy to assassinate Luis Donaldo Colosio, the slain ruling party presidential candidate, government officials said Monday.
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July 8, 1995 | From Reuters
Two men who have been in jail for more than a year on charges of taking part in the March, 1994, assassination of Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio were cleared of the charges Friday, the government news agency Notimex reported. A judge ordered the immediate release of Vicente Mayoral Valenzuela and his son, Rodolfo Mayoral Esquer, for lack of evidence, Notimex said. Government officials said prosecutors are sure to appeal the verdict.
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April 11, 1994 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Mexican judge Sunday freed a key figure in the alleged plot to assassinate ruling party presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio, but ruled that two other suspects should be held without bail. The release of Rodolfo Rivapalacio brings to four the total number of men held for trial in connection with the March 23 killing of Colosio, who was shot after a campaign rally in a Tijuana neighborhood. One other suspect is still being sought, and another has been questioned but not arrested.
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April 4, 1994 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Less than two weeks before the assassination of Luis Donaldo Colosio, a former state police officer who later served on the Mexican presidential candidate's security squad invited the man now accused of slaying Colosio to attend a meeting, according to the father of the alleged assassin.
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March 30, 1994 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA and PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As a special prosecutor was about to begin trying to unravel the increasingly mysterious case surrounding the assassination of Mexico's ruling party presidential candidate, a security guard was formally charged Tuesday in the capital with being a "co-participant" in the killing.
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June 4, 1994 | JUANITA DARLING and SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A lone gunman assassinated presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio in March, according to the special prosecutor's latest theory, which was roundly rejected by human rights activists, opposition politicians and ordinary Mexicans on Friday. Late Thursday, special prosecutor Miguel Montes Garcia sharply backed away from the government's previously described view that a conspiracy was responsible for the death of Colosio, who was widely expected to be the next president of Mexico.
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March 29, 1994 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amid increasing indications of a conspiracy, Mexican federal police said Monday that they now believe a security guard aided the gunman accused of assassinating presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio last week. Investigators were questioning Tranquilino Sanchez Venegas, a retired police officer hired to provide crowd control, whom photos and videos of the incident show near Colosio and accused gunman Mario Aburto Martinez seconds before the fatal shots were fired.
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April 7, 1994 | JUANITA DARLING and SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Soon after ruling party presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio was assassinated in Tijuana last month, the chief suspect was jailed, along with four alleged co-conspirators. At first glance, authorities here appeared to be off on a rapid execution of justice. But far from finding reassurance in the swift investigation of this country's most shocking political murder in more than half a century, Mexicans are growing increasingly suspicious and uneasy.
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March 25, 1994 | FERNANDO ROMERO and SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Mario Aburto Martinez, who had led an unremarkable life, launched himself into infamy when, authorities say, he assassinated Luis Donaldo Colosio, the man widely expected to be Mexico's next president. "I did it for Mexico!" the 23-year-old factory worker reportedly told his interrogators after his capture by an angry crowd in a broadcast spectacle.
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