Mexico governor to be questioned in journalist killing

2015-08-11 08:09
A photograph of murdered photojournalist Ruben Espinosa sits among flowers in front of his casket inside a funeral home before his wake begins in Mexico City. (Marco Ugarte, AP)

A photograph of murdered photojournalist Ruben Espinosa sits among flowers in front of his casket inside a funeral home before his wake begins in Mexico City. (Marco Ugarte, AP)

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Mexico City - Mexico City investigators will travel to the Gulf coast state of Veracruz to question its governor about the killing of a photojournalist, the mayor of the Mexican capital said on Monday.

Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said all lines of investigation remain open in the case, including possible political motives, and the investigative team will go to Veracruz on Tuesday.

Veracruz Governor Javier Duarte has told local media that he has no knowledge of the incident, which occurred on July 31 in a Mexico City apartment where four women were also slain.

Photographer Ruben Espinosa had fled Veracruz recently, saying he feared for his safety due to his work covering protests.

Thirteen journalists have been killed in the state of Veracruz since Duarte took office in 2010.

One suspect has been arrested in the five slayings in Mexico City. The crime scene showed some signs of violent robbery.

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