Mexico Exonerates Suspect in Killing of U.S. Journalist

By ELISABETH MALKIN
Published: February 18, 2010

MEXICO CITY — The man accused of killing a New York City journalist as he videotaped street clashes in Oaxaca in 2006 was released from jail on Thursday after an appeals tribunal declared that there was no evidence against him.

The ruling was congruent with what the victim’s family and human rights groups have long asserted, that the journalist, Bradley Roland Will, was not shot at close range by an antigovernment protester as the government has maintained.

But the decision now leaves the case open, more than three years after Mr. Will was shot during unrest between the Oaxaca State government and a coalition of unions and social groups.

“This was a distraction,” said Kathy Will, Mr. Will’s mother, from her home outside Milwaukee. “What can you say? Taking an innocent person that you have no evidence against. Now what happens?”

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