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Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012

2 captured in Tijuana after man shot to death at his home in front of his family

Alleged killer, who said he had slain 8 others, said man had earlier threatened to kill him

     Two men were captured in the Mariano Matamoros neighborhood of eastern Tijuana after allegedly killing a man in his home in front of his family in the Buenos Aires Sur neighborhood in the Cerro Colorado district.
      Marco Antonio Ballesteros Ortega told authorities he killed Julio César Domínguez Diarte, 31, because Domínguez had threatened his life, Frontera newspaper reported. Ballesteros, 27, told authorities he had also killed eight others, Frontera said.
     Ballesteros and Anibal Delgado Cruz, 36, were detained shortly after the killing after witnesses told police the type and cherry red color of the vehicle the pair were traveling in. A .38-caliber gun was found in the vehicle, Frontera reported.
     Story, Frontera (PDF).
     

 

 

 
Monday, Sept. 24, 2012

Insecurity Barometer records 2 violent deaths for Tijuana during previous week

Frontera's Insecurity Barometer for Tijuana had two violent deaths for the week ending Sept 23. It also reported nine vehicle thefts and 38 cases of drug possession.

Insecurity Barometer page, Frontera (PDF).

Publication date Violent deaths in Tijuana by week according to Frontera's Insecurity Barometer
Sept. 24 2
Sept. 17 6*
Sept. 10 9
Sept. 3 0
Aug. 27 2
Aug. 20 4
Aug. 13 2
Aug. 6 0
July 30 3
July 23 1
July 16 4
July 9 2
July 2 page did not run
June 25 4
June 18 3
June 11 5
June 4 3
May 28 9
May 21 3
May 14 2
May 7 3
April 30 6
April 23 0
April 16 page did not run
April 9 6
April 2 7
March 26 1
March 19 3
March 12 0
March 5 9
Feb. 27 5
Feb. 20 2
Feb. 13 1
Feb. 6 1
Total 108 — does not include January, or weeks ending April 15 and July 1

* The six deaths listed appear to be low as two stories mentioning seven violent deaths ran at the bottom of the page.

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