Former Amazon CEO Main Suspect In Murder Of Ex Wife

The former CEO of Amazon in Mexico is being investigated as the main suspect in the murder of his former wife who was shot dead in front of her children.

Abril Perez Sagaon was shot dead by an assassin on a motorbike as she was travelling in a car with her lawyer and her son to Mexico City International Airport in the Mexican capital on Monday.

She received two gunshot wounds and a relative told local media “the attack was directed at her, neither the driver who was her lawyer, nor her children were shot”.

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Abril Sagaon

She was attended by doctors but despite them working to try to save her for six hours she died as a consequence of the injuries to her head and collarbone. She was killed on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

The authorities are now looking for her ex-husband and former CEO of Amazon in Mexico Juan Carlos Garcia who is reportedly considered the main suspect of the murder.

The woman, who lived in Monterrey, had travelled to the Mexican capital to undergo a psychological test as part of the process of appeal against her ex-husband Garcia.

Sagaon had reported her ex-husband in January after she was allegedly beaten with a baseball bat while she was sleeping, her brother Javier told reporters.

Garcia was sent to preventive prison after the victim had presented a report for the crime of attempted femicide, Ulises Sara, spokesman for the prosecution reported.

He was released shortly after when another judge reconsidered the case as “domestic violence and injuries” and another judge ordered his release.

The prosecution appealed the resolution saying that the life of the victim was in danger, but the judge only decreed that the suspect was not allowed to approach the victim or her youngest child.

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Juan Carlos Garcia, the suspect

Garcia was reportedly aware that Sagaon was in the capital as part of the appeal process in his case.

The Judiciary Board of Mexico City will reportedly be presented with a complaint against the three judges who were involved in the case by the General Prosecution.

Garcia was named the CEO of Amazon in Mexico in 2015 and was in charge of the company for two and a half years.

The General Prosecution of Mexico City is in charge of the investigation that is ongoing. No arrests have been reported.

Garcia was named the CEO of Amazon in Mexico in 2015 and was in charge of the company for two years and a half.

He is the Director of an electrical appliance company called Elektr.

The victim was the mother of three children, a girl, 18, and two boys aged 16 and 14.

According to the Secretary of the National System of Public Security, in the first ten months of 2019, 809 cases of femicide were opened in Mexico.


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