Lawyer shoots client to death in Mexico court, kills self

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A lawyer shot his client to death in a courtroom in northern Mexico Wednesday, than fled into an adjoining chamber and killed himself with a gunshot to the head.

Prosecutors in the northern state of Sonora initially said the two were both lawyers, and were related.

It later specified that the first victim, 27, was a nephew of the shooter, 65, as well as being his client.

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The state prosecutors’ office ascribed the killing to “a family legal matter,” and said “the two apparently had an argument.” The court apparently did not have metal detectors in place.

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Family courts in Mexico handle cases like custody, divorce and alimony.

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