Mexican authorities bungled case of slain journalist, group says

March 20, 2014

shutterstock_95556718Los Angeles Times, 03/20/14

Journalists investigating the recent slaying of one of their colleagues said Wednesday that they have found a slew of mistakes, omissions and bad policing that undermine government claims that the man was killed as part of a personal dispute. Gregorio Jimenez, a prolific freelance journalist kidnapped and found dead last month, “was without a doubt killed because of his work: to inform,” Maria Idalia Gomez, a representative of the Inter-American Press Assn. and participant in the inquiry, said at a news conference.

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2nd Man Killed In Office Probing Reporter’s Death

August 27, 2009

Journalist Armando Rodriguez murderThe Associated Press, 8/27/2009

Gunmen killed the aide of a Mexican federal agent investigating the death of a crime reporter — a month after the first agent assigned to the case was shot dead, authorities said Thursday.

The bullet-riddled body of Pablo Pasillas, 33, was found Wednesday next to a car in the northern border city of Ciudad Juarez, said Angel Torres, a spokesman for the federal Attorney General’s Office.

Pasillas was secretary to the agent recently appointed to investigate the Nov. 13 killing of Armando Rodriguez, a veteran crime reporter for the newspaper El Diario, Torres said.

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