From El Economista 2/9/2010
By Ruben Torres
Álvaro Sandoval, who killed a group of three gunmen last month when they broke into his house, was executed yesterday along with his wife when an armed group broke into the same house last night.
The deceased Sandoval was under investigation [for the above mentioned three deaths] but it was determined that he defended his family and his property; accordingly, criminal charges were not brought against him.
He was considered a “hero” in Ciudad Juárez even though he lived in Puerto Paloma, in the municipality of Ascensión, 80 km from Ciudad Juárez.
The State Attorney General stated yesterday that the killers broke into the Sandoval family residence, locked the daughter of the now deceased in the bathroom, and executed Alvaro Sandoval as well as his wife Griselda Alvarado. The investigation to find those responsible for the criminal acts has begun.
Unofficialy it is believed that those responsible for the execution of the couple pertain to a cell of gunmen within the Juarez Cartel known as “La Linea,” nonetheless it will be the investigation that will ultimately shed light on how the events unfolded and who were the responsible parties.
According to the Chihuahua Attorney General, Alvaro Sandoval had refused the assignment of bodyguards after he was cleared of any criminal activity, but patrol cars were assigned to patrol the area, a gesture that the now deceased also refused because he preferred to live without protection. Patrol cars made the rounds six times a day to make sure everything was in order. The murders occurred an hour after the last patrol, according to the Attorney General.