Man Protests Mother's Murder, Questions Mexican Government's Story
POSTED: Friday, December 16, 2011 - 5:45pm
UPDATED: Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 8:30pm
EL PASO- The Mexican government says they have a suspect in the death of a Mexican activist who was gunned down in front of a Chihuahua government building.
A year ago today, a gunman shot and killed Marisela Escobedo as she was protesting the death of her two daughters. Chihuahua police say Hector Miguel Flores, also known as "El Payaso", is responsible for her death, but they say Flores was killed during a shooting. There is another person linked to Escobedo's death. He is Barraza Bocanegra. Authorities are offering a reward that leads to his arrest.
Surveillance video caught the final horrifying minutes of Marisela Escobedo's life. Today, her son, Juan, held a protest in downtown El Paso to commemorate her death. Marisela was fighting for justice in the murder of her sister, and Juan doesn't believe the Mexican government is being honest about the investigation.
“They create evidence. They create guilty people, so they can say, 'You know what, we did our job.'," says Juan.
For his safety, Juan’s fight for justice is now on U.S. territory in El Paso.