Judge murdered in Tixtla, Guerrero

Juan Octavio Morales received several impacts, including the coup de grace.

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English 31/07/2016 17:40 Juan Cervantes/Chilpancingo, Guerrero Actualizada 17:40

Presumed hitmen killed judge Juan Octavio Morales from the municipality of Eduardo Neri, leaving the body in an area known as “Huizacha”, near the city of Tixtla, in the municipality of the same name.

According to the spokesperson of the inter-agency Guerrero Group, Roberto Alvarez Heredia, the body was found this morning at 10:00 a.m., and the experts determined that the body presented the impact of several powerful bullets including the coup de grace.

The judge was the brother of the former local head of Environmental Affairs, Daniel Morales Pastor, and had just arrived from Tlacotepec.

With the discovery of the body, the official toll of people killed during the day has risen to seven, with the others killed in the seaside city of Acapulco.

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