Thursday, March 15, 2018

Tomas Tovar Rascon aka Tito Torbelino and the circumstances of his death and its aftermath

Written by Otis B Fly-Wheel


Reporter: Otis B Fly-Wheel
Tomas Tovar Rascon was born on May 24th 1981 in Phoenix, Arizona. His was descended from parents from Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico. Living in Phoenix was not easy for him, he had to work at a young age to support his mother and siblings.

At age twelve, he began to learn the accordion to realize his dream of being a Norteno Banda singer. Like many before him, he dreamt of singing corridos and more specifically narco corridos. He longed for the narco trappings, money, pretty girls, money, nice cars, money, gaudy gold plated weapons, money, did I mention the money?, and all the things fame brings.

After learning the accordion to the required level of competence, Tito set about writing his own songs. In the banda style, he began writing corridos. His preference was for corridos based on real events. Carrying on the legacy of corrido writers before him. He would later change to narco corridos as the money began to roll in, and the offers from narco’s became more numerous.


Some of his narco corridos were his most famous songs including “El Comando X”, his tribute to Chalino Sanchez, “Rosalino Sanchez Felix”, and “Mi Clave Es El 01”. The first and last of these are dedicated to the Sinaloa Cartel and the Beltran Leyva Cartel.



As has happened before and no doubt will happen many times more, narco corrido singers are often requested to write songs for antagonistic cartel members. To turn down these requests has often been a death sentence in itself.

In his song “El Commando X”, Tito wrote about the high ranking Sinaloa Cartel Capo’s and their bodyguards, including Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, El M1 Ondeado, El Macho Prieto, El Fantasma.

His song “Mi Clave Es El 01” is a dedication to the Beltran Leyva bosses in Sonora, Sajid Emilio Quintero Navidad, “El Cadete”, and “El Chapo Trini”, Trinidad Olivas Valenzuela. On the album he also released “El Muerte de Botas Blancas”, a tribute to the ex-leader of the Beltran Leyva Organization, Arturo Beltran Leyva. He also wrote narco corridos for Pedro Valenzuela, Pedron Antrax and Alfredo “El Junior” Beltran Guzman, all bloodthirsty drug dealers.



After the split in 2008 of the Beltran Leyva Organization from the Sinaloa Federation, Sinaloa and BLO became the worst of enemies, and people had to take sides that were previously friendly with both parties.

Both of these songs were released on his “En Vivo” or “Live” album in April of 2011. On the 5th of June 2014 Tito was eating in a Chinese restaurant in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, when two men entered the restaurant, blocked the entrance and proceed to shoot Tito from close range firing multiple shots into his chest and abdomen.

The killers left the restaurant and Tito was taken in a police car to hospital but died on the way there. Almost immediately the accusations started to fly. Tito was seen as supporting Sinaloa, he was in BLO territory at the time of the killing in Ciudad Obregon. Also in Sonora were Los Salazar, a family who worked with the Sinaloa Cartel, and who were antagonistic to El Chapo Trini from the BLO.

The BLO had their own narco corrido singer, Alfredito Olivas, who had collaborated with Tito Torbelino. A narco manta, which is a banner with text painted normally on a white cardboard or sheet was hung with a threat to Los Salazar , by the El Chapo Trini mentioning the death of Tito.
It read “ This is a message for all the “Gente Nueva” of Los Salazar, it is better if you leave Obregon, if you don’t want the same to happen to you that happened to your singer Tito Torbellino Atte:


Los Salazar were quick to reply in kind with their own manta:
“Well, we are here and we are not going to go, Chapito Trinis, we are coming for you with full Federal Force Salazar, and the same thing that happened to Tito is going to happen to Alfredito Olivas, fucking Chapo Trini Olivas, an eye for an eye”.



When the initial smoke cleared, Mexican authorities identified Tito’s killer as one Carlos Montes Pacheco, 26 years of age. Soon after the death of Tito Carlos Pacheco was also shot to death in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora.

He had visited a party on July 18th at the Bella Vista Barrio of Ciudad Obregon, and shot a woman to death, a government employee of the State Investigative Police happened to be on the scene and lamentably shot dead Carlos Pacheco, after being wounded by Pacheco.

Carlos Montes Pacheco
It was by comparison that the State Attorneys Office and the PGR had come to the conclusion that Pacheco was the killer. This doesn’t amount to much evidence, indeed one could point out that it is entirely circumstantial. Pachecos gun was retrieved but information about whether it had undergone ballistic testing to compare with rounds fired into Tito was not forthcoming.

It has been speculated that El Chapo Trini gave the order to Pacheco to carry out the killing, but as Pacheco was then killed himself, unless another killer comes to light, the case died with Pachecho. No information has come forth at this time that confirms that Pachecho was affiliated to the BLO.

This wasn’t the end of events concerning the death of Tito Torbelino, 8 months after his assassination, Alfredito Olivas, who had been threatened in the Los Salazar narco manta, was shot and wounded at a concert at Parral, Chihuahua. 

At the time of the attack, it was alleged that Alfredito had been shot by a drunken man, whose girlfriend had been approached by Alfredito during the concert and who had been taken up on stage and had a song dedicated to her.

Alfredito, was shot multiple times, see video below. He was taken to hospital where he received treatment for his injuries. In a later interview, he admitted that he had himself removed from the hospital before sicarios, presumably in the service of the Sinaloa cartel could come to the hospital and finish the job, as had happened previously to musicians such as Zayda Peña Arjona. While his attacker may well have been upset with the singer for approaching his partner, the attacker may well have been in the service of the Sinaloa cartel.



Alfredito must have had some credible intel on who or whom had given the green light for his murder. As Tito had been killed in BLO territory, so Alfredito had been shot and almost killed in territory known to belong to Los Salazar.

34 comments:

  1. Busqué ganar gran fortuna! Pensando ser muy feliz
    Más la realidad es otra en otro me convertí
    Tuve que matar a varios no tuve ninguna opción
    Simplemente porque aquí no se perdona la traición
    El lenguaje de las calles al derecho me aprendí
    Hice la suerte a mi modo en la mafia me metí
    No recuerdo ni la hora ni en qué punto me perdí...
    - Tito Torbellino



    - Sol Prendido

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  2. Rawlings dece que la vida es corta
    --Luna Pagada

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    1. Puro tito torbellino me gusta muncho como cantaba este compa dep mi tito pero todo se paga y alfredito olivas

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    2. Tito torbellino Jr is on YouTube.

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  3. Why you think all the other narco corrido singers like Larry Hernandez , cuates de sinaloa and others are scared to go to Mexico? Well, Larry got a call from a big shot south of Mexico telling him to stop making those narco corridos and threat him. I don't think he even makes corridos after he shit his pants.
    los cuates got shot at last time they went to sinaloa so you know they have no more plans to go back.

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    1. Los Cuates go too sinaloa often clown. Only Larry and Gerardo Ortiz are not wanted

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    2. Ya le pusieron una putiza al Larry Hernandez,
      por andar ahi de caliente.
      quedó bien madriado pero dice que "se cayó de la besicleta"

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  4. Al ultimo se cobro venganza al chapo trini y alfredito los fumigaron la gente de sinaloa es de palabra y Respeto porque que creen que El mencho el Dos banderas y damaso los pararon de Cul0 por el secuestro de los menores con la gente de sinaloa no se juega

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    1. CDs doesn’t want to kill Alfredito that’s why they made him get arrested

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  5. on the other side of narco map, Z took out 17 members of Kombo Kolombia.. straight off the party bus. its a dangerous thing to be a musician in Mex.

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  6. I thought El corrido mi clave es El 01 was for El 01 de la gente nueva? ?

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    1. yes, it's Monico. RIP to my dude I remember him in his Bentley listening to chalino outside the cheese cake factory at the biltmore in Phoenix while picking my brother Tarin. Monica & Tito were close friends going to those Capri days. Anyways god bless all you guys this shit is life to some, member that.....

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  7. something to fix or i might have misunderstood it but mi clave es el 01 is a song for el 01 gente de los salazar he was shot up with el chamaco, 01 survived and i think was locked up while el chamaco died, in the article it says its a song for blo bosses in sonora.

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  8. Didn't he get assassinated May 31st of 2014?

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  9. Alfredito getting shot up during “asi Es esto” is pretty interesting.. thanks for this article, damn good stuff

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  10. The zetas killed the singers porque son unos putos cheap asses that didn't wanna pay after they had them sing forhours


    A Tito he just happened to be at the same place as R8 I think. And to top it off R8 survived and Tito died ain't that some shit.

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  11. I'm not too sure but...after reading the article is just as confused as before. So BLO cartel send the guy to smoke tito?

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    1. They send a guy to smoke R8 a leader of Los Salazar Gente Nueva CDS and it just happened that he was eating whith Tito Torbellino so they shot both of them up and R8 somehow survived but TIto didn’t

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    2. R8 is actually gente nueva from M100 not salazar, all the Rs are m100 and the zeros are salazar, so r5,R8 are people from m100 and 01 04, 020, Napoleon, pirata. are salazar. M100 and salazar back each other up

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  12. "His song “Mi Clave Es El 01” is a dedication to the Beltran Leyva bosses in Sonora" incorrect this corrido is for R5 Gente Nueva (a las ordenes de SR Chapo Guzman) plaza boss in Sonora

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  13. Somewhere somehow hear that Tito got taken out due to disrespect of a USA trafficker in a corrido due to his lyrics in that song , just hear say

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  14. Who’s r8? I do remember hearing r8 escaped while Tito died. They said the person who gave the green light for Tito was el 20. The same guy that killed el Mandy and r5 from agua prieta. He betrayed gente nueva after they kicked him out of ap. He knew all the movements. He’s dead now but they should’ve got rid of him when they moved him out.

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    1. What you say is true. It's a lot deeper than that. 20 tried to get in favor of the trini's and chapo isidro. In the end they fed 20 to the dogs. And now he's dead. Hop hop hop.

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  15. Parral is Salazar territory? I don’t think so. That’s nobodys zone. La Línea sigue rifando

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  16. Sorry, but you left a while lot out of that article. The article is bare bones. How about tito's relationship with the Rascon-Ramirez organizataion. How about his relationship with Mandy Moreno. How about Los Paredes. Not impressed with the article cuz I know the entire truth. Rabbits don't like slow people. Dueces.

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    1. Why don't you contribute then mister now it all. No one is impressed if you know the truth or not. Take action, submit your addition the contributors or stay quiet.

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    2. Why you writing a book Mr. DEA?

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    3. 5.40
      No,hes writing about you and how much of a badass you are

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    4. Mandy Moreno was a dog who got what he deserved

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    5. This article is not the full article. These corrido singer articles I am writing are excerpts from articles I am writing for an ebook on the subject. If you want to read the whole thing, you will have to wait and buy the ebook.

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  17. is not Torbelano is Torbellino

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  18. Tito sang my uncle's corrido "Monchis Coordinando". They (3 brothers) were picked up in Jalisco @ some pelea de gallos and til this day their bodies have not been found.

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  19. YouTube channel Canal Del Narco 2 on YouTube published this in spanish, does he have permission from the writer??

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    1. No they dont have permission, but as its now in spanish, it is different from the original and I have not copyrighted the article.

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