Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Beat Goes On: Another Decapitation

According to a story in Norte this morning by Hérika Martínez Prado, the thirteenth decapitated body so far this year in Juarez was found yesterday morning (Monday) in Col. Parajes de San Jose. The victim's head was in a plastic bag between his arms and an ear that had been removed. The body was wrapped in two sheets.

Over the weekend twenty persons were assassinated; nine of Friday, five on Saturday, and six on Sunday.

On Monday (yesterday) five persons were murdered. The first was Manuel Chavez Pineda, 23, who died of gunshot wounds at the General Hospital, at about 12:42 a.m. At about 1:17 a.m. the decapitated body mentioned above was found. About fifteen minutes later Victor Fabian Martinez, 31, was found, dead of gunshot wounds to his head. At noon another man was found dead of gunshot wounds in Col. Municipio Libre. At about 2:20 p.m. a man shot at the corner of Juarez and Vicente Guerrero, the heart of the dowtown area, died at General Hospital.

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