Alleged murderer of journalist Rafael Murúa arrested
The Attorney General of Baja California Sur arrested one of the alleged murderers of the journalist Rafael Murúa Manriquez and is looking for three more involved.
The detainee, identified as Hector "N" alias "El Moreno" of 34 years, originally from Veracruz, is allegedly a drug trafficking leader of the Santa Rosalía square and remains in the municipal jail.
According to the prosecutor Daniel de la Rosa, the main motive for the crime is of a "personal" nature, since it was believed that the communicator was picked up and killed after a traffic incident.
El Porcurador de Justicia @DanieldelaRosaA informó en conferencia de prensa que a 7 días del homicidio de Rafael Murúa Manríquez, la PGJE en coordinación con @SEMAR_mx cumplimentó orden de aprehensión contra Héctor “N” apodado "El Moreno” quien quedó en prisión pic.twitter.com/qb9Gdmk0jc— Procuraduría BCS (@PGJEBCS) 27 de enero de 2019
However, he undertook to exhaust all lines of investigation including the work of Murúa Manriquez at the Radio Kashanay community radio station.
The capture took place on Saturday the 26th and elements of the Ministry of the Navy and agents of the Ministerial Police participated in compliance with an arrest warrant.
"I thank the authorities of the security coordination group for their work in arresting the alleged killer. This cowardly crime will not go unpunished, "governor Carlos Mendoza Davis wrote in social networks.
For two years, Murúa Manriquez had been threatened for his work on several occasions, including protection measures by the Ministry of the Interior.
Confirmo detención de “Héctor N”, presunto homicida del periodista Rafael Murúa Manríquez. El @GobBCS ratifica su compromiso con la libertad de expresión y la lucha contra la impunidad. No pararemos hasta traer frente a la justicia a todos los involucrados en el lamentable suceso— Carlos Mendoza Davis (@cmendozadavis) 27 de enero de 2019