By Daniel Borunda
El Paso Times
A wave of Juárez police killings continued Wednesday when an off-duty policewoman was killed in her home.
Chihuahua state officials said four police officers have been slain since Friday in a series of attacks after drug-cartel death threats started appearing last week.
The latest police homicide occurred shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday, when Paola de la Rosa Garcia, 33, was shot multiple times in the hallway of her home in the Adolfo Lopez Mateos neighborhood at the foot of the mountain with a sign urging people to read the Bible.
Graffiti have recently threatened new Juárez police chief Julián Leyzaola Pérez, the police Delta tactical unit and officers who "support" the new chief. Leyzaola is a retired Mexican army lieutenant colonel and a former Tijuana police chief with a hard-nosed reputation who was hired last month to pacify Juárez, one of the world's most dangerous cities.
The threats were signed "El Diego," the nickname of Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez, a reputed leader of the Juárez drug cartel.
Last month, Acosta was among 35 people indicted by a U.S. federal grand jury in connection with the killing of three people linked to the U.S. Consulate and a racketeering case against the Barrio Azteca gang.