The Prosecutor’s Office of the state of Veracruz, in Mexico, announced on Tuesday the arrest of the alleged perpetrator of the murder of journalist Yesenia Mollinedo Falconi and camerawoman Sheila Johana García.

Both professionals, employees of the El Veraz portal, were victims of a firearm attack on May 9 in the town of Cosoleacaque, in Veracruz. Mollinedo was taken to a hospital where she later died, while García would also have lost his life shortly after the shooting, according to local media reports at the time.

Now the Veracruz Prosecutor’s Office has reported the arrest of Antonio Jesús ‘N’, alias ‘El Mara’, who is charged with the crime of intentional homicide in the case of the death of both communication professionals.

"Arrested for the alleged crime of intentional homicide to the detriment of journalists from Cosoleacaque (…) The State Attorney General’s Office reports that elements of the National Anti-Kidnapping Coordination (CONASE), in coordination with this Prosecutor’s Office, executed the court order"the Veracruz Prosecutor’s Office has reported on its social networks.

With the death of Mollinedo, there are already ten journalists who have been murdered this year in Mexico, considered one of the countries where it is most dangerous to practice the profession and described by Reporters Without Borders as the nation with the highest mortality rate among journalists. information.


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