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Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2013

4 killed in Ensenada during week

      Four people were killed in Ensenada during the week ending Oct. 21, El Mexicano newspaper reported. Three were kidnapped and then killed with a shot to the head, the paper said.
     On Oct. 14, Juan Flores Cortez, 43, and René Ochoa Martínez, 40, were kidnapped from Ejido Díaz in the Colonet District; their bodies, tortured and shot more than 10 times, were later found dumped on road. Their vehicle also was burned.
      On Oct. 16, Juan Antonio Álvarez García, 36, was found shot to death in the Ejido Monte Albán in Camalú.
      The paper said no one had been detained in the above three deaths.
      On Oct. 19,  Daniel Ávila Romero, 25, was shot to death in a pickup outside a downtown repair shop at Gastélum and 18th streets by armed men who arrived in a vehicle. Humbert Manuel González Beltrán, 41, was arrested shortly afterward while driving the vehicle alleged used in the slaying; he claimed to have been the driver, and did not know the whereabouts of the shooter. Ávila Romero was shot 11 times with a 9mm weapon, officials said.
Story, El Mexicano (PDF). More details on Ávila Romero killing, El Mexicano.