Tuesday, July 06, 2010

12 people killed during elections in Juárez

A man was beaten to death and hung from his house's fence in Juárez this morning, Chihuahua state police said. Police arrived to the Los Almendros subdivision about 6 a.m. to respond to the murder. They have not identified the man who appears to be between 35 and 40 years old. Police reported threatening messages were written on the man's chest and back. In total, eight people were killed in Juárez on Sunday, when thousands headed to the polls to elect the mayor and Chihuahua governor. Four have been killed today, state police said. Among the murders, a man found close to midnight Sunday appeared to have been tortured. Police said the unidentified man was pierced from his mouth to his genitals with an iron rod...more

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