Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat
A new infanticide occurred in the southern part of Veracruz after some gunmen shot an 8 year old this morning after witnessing the execution of a person, an alleged drug dealer who was fleeing from his murderers, who in the end, was caught and killed.
Las Choapas, Veracruz— Another child has been killed in the southern part of Veracruz; the child had witnessed an execution due to the settling of scores moments before in the municipality of Las Choapas.
The child, Jozmar Emmanuel Monroy Sánchez, was killed when he was only 8 years old. He wasn’t related to the alleged drug dealer that was executed before his eyes.
This infanticide is the second to occur in less than a month in southern Veracruz; before, a 7 year old boy was killed in the town of Chinameca.
It all happened this Friday morning around 10:15 hours, when some gunmen were pursuing the alleged drug dealer, José Eduardo García Druallet, “El Panucho”, who was fleeing from the gunmen as they ran through Naranjos Street in the municipality of Las Choapas.
The victim went into a private residence, a small store, in order to escape from the gunmen but in the end, he was caught and shot to death.
The child, who was inside the residence in the neighborhood Sabana, was a witness to this execution and was also murdered.
The child’s mother identified the body of her son, who burst into tears when she saw the body of her child.
The drug dealer known as “El Panucho”, José Eduardo García Druallet, had already been detained by the municipal police of Las Choapas, just a couple of days ago when he was caught with marijuana packages.
On April 10 of this year, Rafael Carmona, who is the cousin of the mayor of Chinameca, killed José Ricardito Mayo Coronado, a 7 year old who stood in the way of the murderer who was trying to kill his father in his own home.
The murderer of this child in Chinameca, Rafael Carmona, remains at large and the Attorney General of the State of Veracruz is offering a reward of up to 250,000 pesos for his whereabouts since this crime has generated social irritation in this indigenous municipality, with protests and road closures in the region.
Source: Costa Veracruz