Journalist and 4 others killed, tortured in Mexico

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Another journalist has been murdered in Mexico City. This time a photojournalist, who had fled the western Mexican state of Veracruz. Police say Ruben Espinosa was tortured and shot dead over the weekend in Mexico City, along with four others.
CCTV’s Franc Contreras covered the story from Mexico City.

Journalist and 4 others killed, tortured in Mexico

Journalist and 4 others killed, tortured in Mexico

Another journalist has been murdered in Mexico City. This time a photojournalist, who had fled the western Mexican state of Veracruz. Police say Ruben Espinosa was tortured and shot dead over the weekend in Mexico City, along with four others.

More details:

  • Police say he was shot in the head and his body showed signs of torture.
  • Police found four other victims at the crime scene. All are women, including University of Veracruz student Nadia Vera and Yesenia Quiroz Alfaro.
  • Police say the female victims were all raped.
  • Media advocacy groups say Mexico has become one of the most dangerous countries in the world for professional journalists. The state of Veracruz is the most deadly of them all.
  • Police discovered Espinosa’s body on Friday in a middle-class Mexico City neighborhood.