Lawyer for massacred Mormon family, and candidate for mayor, murdered in Mexico

Abel Murrieta was holding a rally, handing out flyers and sticking stickers on cars, when armed men surrounded him and riddled him with bullets, shooting him at least 10 times in different parts of his body, including two times in the head.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The lawyer for the Mormon family that was massacred in November 2019 in the Mexican state of Sonora, and candidate of the Movimiento Ciudadano (MC) party for the municipality of Cajeme, Abel Murrieta, was shot to death this Thursday while he was carrying out a campaign event.

Murrieta, a former prosecutor, was known for being the representative of the LeBarón family in the trial for the massacre of the Mormon families, which occurred between the states of Sonora and Chihuahua, on November 4, 2019.

The execution of the lawyer occurred around 5.20 PM local . . .

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