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Family, friends of Roberto González demand justice after 19 months

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Family and friends of Roberto González, the man left paralyzed after a physical altercation with a neighbor, are demanding justice.

Friends and family demonstrated outside the transition house of Andrés Manuel López Obrador in Mexico City Tuesday after waiting 19 months since the incident.

In January of 2017, neighbors Galán Gutiérrez and María Fernanda Salcedo became involved in an altercation with González in their residential neighborhood of La Joya after the wife of González requested Fernanda Salcedo keep her dog tied and in her own home.

The request came after the dog had repeatedly entered the González home. In response to the request, Galán Gutiérrez began a physical altercation with Roberto González, beating him so severely that he was left paralyzed.

The entire event was captured on surveillance video.

In the 19 months since the incident, Galán Gutiérrez has hidden behind legalities that have enabled him to remain free.

Tuesday, Roberto González traveled by ambulance to Mexico City with is wife and family supporters who are demanding that the president-elect step in and ensure justice by the Attorney General of Quintana Roo, Miguel Ángel Pech Cen.

“We are going to request the new government review this case and request a review of the New Accusatory Penal System, of corruption and impunity since the aggressors have not made any damage reparations. They remain free and continue to enjoy their privileges,” said family member Alma Andrade.