Monday, July 12, 2010

The Beat: Another Bloody Weekend, 42 murdered in Juarez

Friday: Seventeen murders
Saturday: Fifteen murders
Sunday: ten murders

Click here for story in Diario.

On Saturday one of those murdered was a state police officer, Felipe de Jesús Parra Reazola, 22, along with his cousin, Javier Reazola García, 37. They were killed in Col. El Papalote on Blvd. Independencia. Parra, the police officer, was driving. His father arrived at the scene after it had been cordoned off by yellow tape. He was allowed to get within about 8 feet of his body, still bleeding in the driver's seat.

"Just give me one minute," he asked police, "just one minute to hug him and bless him and say goodbye," he said. The request was denied. Javier Reazola's father stood next to him and cried.

Two U.S. citizens, Eladio Jáuregui, 26, and Sandra Escobedo, 32, were killed in an attack on Blvd. Independencia and the Juárez-Porvenir highway. They survived only to die later at a hospital. A third person in the 2005 Lincoln Mark LT pickup they were driving survived. The ambulance carrying them passed by the scene of the slain state police officer and his cousin while the two fathers were still there.

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