Mexico Editor Murdered Is 4th Journo Killed This Month

The body of the fourth journalist to be allegedly murdered in Mexico this month – and 10th so far this year – has been found with multiple stab wounds at his home.

Mexican journalist and editor Nevith Condes Jaramillo, 42, was found in the community of Cerro de Cacalotepec in the municipality of Tejupilco located in the central Mexican state of Mexico

According to the public prosecutor’s office, the victim’s body had at least four wounds caused by a sharp instrument and he allegedly died from injuries caused by stabbing.

Credit: CEN/Nevith Condes Jaramillo
Nevith Condes Jaramillo

Local media said that Condes Jaramillo is the fourth Mexican journalist to be allegedly killed in the last month, and the 10th so far this year.

The local authorities confirmed the incident, but declined to reveal any further details on how the alleged murder took place.

However, the journalist had reported that he received death threats in the weeks leading up to his suspected murder, according to local media.

As well as the local authorities, the human rights organisation Article 19, which focuses on the defence and promotion of freedom of expression and information, is also said to be also investigating the incident.

Credit: CEN/Nevith Condes Jaramillo
Nevith Condes Jaramillo

The organisation is said to be determining whether the homicide is related to the victim’s published reports.

The 42-year-old journalist was the editor of his own news portal El Observador del Sur (The Observer of the South), which focused on stories in the region of Tierra Caliente located in the states of Guerrero, Michoacan and Mexico.

The investigation continues.

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Story By: Jonathan MaciasSub-EditorAlex Cope, Agency: Central European News

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