The government of Morelos made the announcement that the 33-year-old mayor, Gisela Mota Ocampo, had been murdered inside her home in Temixco just hours after she had been sworn in as mayor of the city. Mota had won the election for mayor last June and was sworn in on New Year’s Day.
On Saturday morning around 7:30 a.m., an armed group entered Mota’s home, beat her and then shot her in the head. Paramedics arrived at 7:50 a.m. and confirmed she was dead.
Local reports say that after committing the crime, the assailants fled in a vehicle but local police pursued them killing two of the alleged killers in the chase.
The other two involved were arrested.
Morelos authorities announced that in addition to the two dead, there are a total of three detained, among them a minor, for the murder of the mayor of Temixco.
At a press conference, the Commissioner of Public Security in Morelos, Alberto Campella Ibarra, reported that among the three people arrested, there was a minor, an 18 year old man, and a 32 year old woman.
Accompanied by the attorney general of the state, Javier Pérez Durón, the commissioner explained that policemen affiliated with the Mando Único (Unified Command) carried out a search operation and tracked down those responsible.
According to Campella, during the persecution, the cops were attacked by the suspected murderers of Gisela Mota, so the policemen repelled the attack and killed two of the assailants.
Two vehicles, weapons, and cartridges were secured and presented to the attorney general’s office.
In a press release, the government of Morelos reported that a security protocol was implemented for the mayors of the state, including Cuernavaca, after the attack that led to the death of Gisela Mota.
The governor of Morelos, Graco Ramírez, also highlighted the meeting on Saturday afternoon between Graco Ramírez and Cuauhtémoc Blanco Bravo.
The governor assured the mayor of Cuernavaca that he has the support of the state government in regards to the issue of public safety.
In recent weeks, the governor sustained a confrontation with the mayor of Cuernavaca, Cuauhtémoc Blanco Bravo, in regards to the police. The state government withdrew weapons and even radios from the security forces of Blanco, after the mayor should terminate the agreement with the Mando Único. Yesterday, even the state governor called the former footballer “arrogant”.
On Saturday, members of the Counicl of Temixco announced three days of mourning for the murder of the municipal mayor and demanded that the government clarify the facts.
Meanwhile, the national leader of the PRD, Agustín Basave, lamented the murder of Gisela Mota, demanded justice, and sent out his condolences to the family of Gisela.
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Juanita Ocampo, the mother of the mayor of Temixco, recounted how at least seven armed and masked individuals broke into their house on Saturday morning in search of her daughter and murdered her before her eyes. She said Gisela never received any protection from the authorities.
Juanita Ocampo, the mother of the mayor of Temixco, recounted how at least seven armed and masked individuals broke into their house on Saturday morning in search of her daughter, who was pulled from her room and murdered in the living room before her eyes.
“I told them [the masked people] that if they wanted to kill me, to kill me first. But she said: ‘I am Gisela [Mota]’. Then they took her because she was very valuable, very valuable, and that’s why they took her. They took her from her room and killed her in the living room,” said Mrs. Juanita during a tribute that took place on Monday to the council in the Congress of Morelos.
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