Last updated on June 8, 2020
Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The prosecutor’s office of the state says that one of those responsible for the recent shooting death of a Playa del Carmen journalist has been arrested.
In a press conference, State Attorney General Óscar Montes de Oca reported that one of the men who allegedly participated in the shooting attack on Cervecería Chapultepec says he is also responsible for the murder of journalist Francisco Romero Díaz.
Montes de Oca said that after the recent arrest of three men found driving a vehicle matching the description of the getaway vehicle in the Cervecería Chapultepec restaurant shooting, one of them confessed to killing the journalist.
During the press conference, the attorney general explained that the subjects claimed they only receive phone calls in which they are told who to kill, and that they do not know the ordering parties by more than just a nickname.
He said that in the homicide of the journalist, the subject confessed to having received a call telling him to go to the Gotta bar in the Forjadores neighborhood where an acquaintance handed him a firearm and a telephone, in which he was told that he should “dar piso” the reporter.
According to the prosecutor, these subjects are hired guns, receiving their instructions through phone calls by a nicknamed boss who tells them who to kill and then sends them their money. Although the trio claim to be from the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel, they are a local group who use the name to frighten citizens.
Montes de Oca noted that the confession is not full proof and that they will work to corroborate the information and are already working with telephone companies to find the source of the calls adding that their investigation continues.