Sunday, January 16, 2011

Four Killed, Including Infant, in Northern Mexico

Four people, including an infant, were killed in two separate incidents in the violence-wracked northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, authorities said. A couple and their months-old baby were killed Friday outside their home in Guachohi, a town some 200 kilometers (125 miles) south of Chihuahua city, the state capital, according to the state Attorney General’s Office, which said a group of armed men fired at them from a vehicle. Leonel Morales Armendariz, 56, was killed at the scene, while the young boy and his mother, Antonia Torres Martel, 31, died from their wounds at a regional hospital, the state AG’s office said. Authorities found nearly a dozen 9 mm shell casings outside the home. Separately, Marcos Muñoz Rodriguez, warden at the San Guillermo low-security correctional facility, was shot and killed Friday in Chihuahua city, the spokesman for the state AG’s office, Carlos Gonzalez, said. Muñoz’s car overturned on a busy avenue as he was trying to escape his attackers, who killed him with gunshots at point-blank range. The prison official had been named to his post just three months ago, Gonzalez said...more

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