Mexico's 'I'm tired now' attorney general steps down

Mexico's Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam speaks during a press conference in Mexico City on January 27, 2015Mexico’s much-maligned attorney general, who has faced public anger over the investigation into the presumed slaughter of 43 students, stepped down Friday and was given a more low-key cabinet post. Murillo Karam’s exit was widely expected under a reform that will turn the federal prosecutor’s office into an autonomous department. Murillo Karam concluded that the students were abducted by corrupt local police officers in the city of Iguala, who handed them over to a drug gang that killed the young men and incinerated their bodies in September. Murillo Karam also drew public scorn when he declared “I’m tired now” to wrap up a press conference in November in which he first indicated the students were probably dead.

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