Prosecutors say Pedro Payán Gloria drugged women, forced them into prostitution and killed them near Ciudad Juárez, an area known for femicides

Mexican prosecutors have won a 430-year prison sentence against a man convicted of killing 11 young women near Ciudad Juárez, an area that has become notorious for femicides.

The prosecutors’ office said Monday that Pedro Payán Gloria drugged the women, forced them to prostitute themselves and sell drugs and then killed them when they were no longer of use. Their skeletal remains were found in early 2012 in fields in the Juarez Valley, a largely agricultural region east of the city.

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