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A legislative candidate was killed, along with his wife and two children, bringing campaigns for statewide offices in the southeastern state of Tabasco to a halt, the state-run news agency Notimex reported.
As of Sunday, authorities had not released a motive for the crime, though speculation of a drug cartel hit or a robbery circulated in Tabasco.
Originally posted by HunkaHunka
What is to stop them from completely taking over Mexico overtly? You kill a candidates family, it's not to far from that to offing holders of major political office!
Mexican officials say the theft of cash, computers and other household goods was the motive for the weekend slayings of a legislative candidate, his wife and two children, the state-run Notimex news agency said.
The juvenile suspect conceived and planned out the crime, authorities said. The 18-year-old, identified as Ricardo Hernandez Rodriguez, worked as an overnight security guard in the neighborhood where Fuentes and his family lived, officials said. Police said they found incriminating receipts in a pocket of Hernandez's pants, which he left at the guard station. According to officials, Hernandez bought ski masks, duct tape and T-shirts at a local store.
The criminals used the duct tape to bind the two children after breaking into the house, Notimex said.
Officials say the suspects then killed the candidate and his wife before loading computers, cell phones, cash, video games and other goods into a vehicle described as a Hummer and driving away. Authorities found the vehicle abandoned at a nearby park. Inside the Hummer, police found a handgun and ski masks.
Hernandez said in a videotaped statement that "everything went out of control" and that he did not mean to kill the family, Notimex said.
Originally posted by Arrowmancer
Eventually, Mexicans will rebel. But they aren't ready for that, yet.
Originally posted by conspiracyrus
reply to post by HunkaHunka
yeah tragic indeed, starting to turn into a columbia but much closer home. and imagine its not even half over yet. at some point im sure it will turn just as bad where the cartels openly start waging war with the police im sure at some point we will be shutting down the mexican border.... at least its sure heading that way quickly