Saturday, May 23, 2009

Four more executed in Juarez

The man killed on Thursday night in front of a beauty salon (see photo) was a state police agent who worked in the Special Unit for Stolen Vehicles. The body of Jonathan Francisco Fabián Martínez, 22 years old, was found next to a pickup with 19 .223 caliber and 7.62 mm spent casings nearby. He had gunshot wounds to the head, back, and shoulders. He was the fourth state police agent killed so far this year. Two state police agents were killed by gunfire on January 20 as they were driving on Ave. de la Raza and Fernando Montes de Oca. A third police agent, Manuel Lorenzo Saucedo Delgado, was killed on February 28 (see story on March 1 here) by army troops while driving in a an official vehicle with two other agents in a case that is still under investigation

Four others were executed on Thursday evening and Friday. Fernando Reza Zambrano, 32, was killed by 9 mm. gunfire to the chest and side in El Porvenir at 7:45 p.m. on Thursday. Jorge Alfredo Díaz Muños, 18, was killed by a gunshot wound to his left side at the intersection of Cactus del Desierto and Vibora, A charred body was found in a home in col. Granjas de Santa Elena late on Thursday night. And Juan Carlos Rodríguez Flores, 28, died at 5:37 in the morning on Friday in a hospital after sustaining gunshot wounds on May 16.

Compiled from stories in Norte and Diario

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