October 5, 2016
MEXICO CITY- Hipolito Mora, founder of one of the Autodefensas groups, assured that Luis Antonio Torres AKA EL America is behind the murders of the four catechists. Additionally, Hipolito Mora has adviced all families in La Rauna, Michoacan to purchase weapons to defend themselves since there is a lack of security in the region.
In an interview with Azucena Ureti for Milenio TV, Mora affirmed that one of the four young men found dead last Monday used to belong to one of the Autodefensas groups, but added that the young man resigned about three months prior due to the constant threats that he received and also because El Americano’s group murdered his father in December 2014. He assured that the four murdered catechists (Wilibaldo Hernandez, Jesus Ayala Aguilar, Adan Valencia, and Jesus Lopez), were all young countrymen that helped their parents in the agriculture and livestock sector.
Mora said that the entire town is certain that El Americano is responsible for the killings, but are afraid to speak since even the authorities are afraid of his group.