A total of four prison inmates have been killed in two separate brawls in Nuevo Laredo, according to official government reports.
Accoridng to an online announcement by the Tamaulipas state Secretaria de Seguridad Publica, Conrado Eliezer Gonzalez Gutierrez, 30, and Mario Antonio Garcia Rodriguez, 28, were killed in a brawl at Nuevo Laredo's Centro de Ejecucion de Sanciones (CEDES) Wednesday morning.
The incident took place at around 1148 hrs in the observation area of module one. Two inmates, Esteban Lugo Cruz, 34, and Paul Zamarripa Guerrero, 38, are accused of involvement with the deaths. The victims entered the Nuevo Laredo CEDES last June on kidnapping charges.
The second incident took place at 1600 hrs in the washroom of the work area where Zamarron Jose Eduardo Santos, 23, and Jesus Martin Isaiah Alonso Cervantes, 19, were stabbed to death. Two inmates identified as Javier Esteban Pardave Lomax, 34, and Pedro Bernabe Hernandez, 24 were allegedly involved in the deaths.
The victims in the second incident entered prison earlier in the month for auto theft.
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