On August 19, he was arrested. Jesus Murillo Karam, former head of the former Attorney General’s Office (PGR). The former public official, who served during the six-year term of Enrique Peña Nieto, is remembered for having coordinated the investigation into the disappearance of the 43 students from Ayotzinapawhich led to the call “historical truth”.
The case was handled by Guerrero Prosecutor’s Office until October 2015 when he was assigned to a higher instance, the PGR. Murillo Karam presented the progress of the investigation during a conference he called on November 7 of the same year.
Thirty-three days had passed since the PGR took up the investigation into the criminal acts that occurred between September 26 and 27, 2014, when the then Attorney General of the Republic declared that he was tired. The statement immediately caused outrage among citizens and is remembered to this day.
“Thank you very much. I’m tired”Murillo Karam said, interrupting one of the journalists who came to listen to his report. With this, he intended to end the round of questions, which at that time had taken approximately 30 minutes.
After receiving strong criticism for the comment he made to the press, the head of the PGR gave multiple versions of why he had responded in this way. before the media argued that he meant that he was fed up with the violence and also that he was truly physically exhausted after working tirelessly.
“When I said ‘I’m tired’ it means I’m tired of it: I’m tired of brutal violence… I’ve lived it, I have it every day. Yes it shakes me. In addition to the fact that I had 40 hours without sleeping, ”she explained in an interview with Televisa.
While before Grupo Multimedios he asserted: “I said I was tired when I was tired. I never tell lies, sometimes I don’t tell all the truths, but I never tell lies.”
Despite arguing that the comment had been taken out of context, the truth is that the image of Murillo Karam was stained after having said it and after announcing a “historical truth” that has been denied during the mandate of Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
The arrest of Jesús Murillo Karama, who has been accused of forced disappearance, enforced disappearance, torture and crimes against the administration of justice, occurred just one day after they were presented in the investigation into the disappearance of students from the Normal School promoted during the government of López Obrador.
It was Alejandro Encinas, Undersecretary for Human Rights, who presented the latest report of the Truth and Access to Justice Commission on the Ayotzinapa case. After presenting the report, the official ruled that officials who divulged the “historical truth” will be investigated.