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Authorities say captured hit man in southern Mexico confesses to the murders of 12 people

February 17, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Authorities say captured hit man in southern Mexico confesses to the murders of 12 people

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A ruthless hitman has confessed to the murders at least 12 people along with the attempted murder of a journalist in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, prosecutors with the Guerrero Attorney General’s Office said.

Mexican officials say Santiago Hernandez admitted to being a ‘killer for hire,” responsible for at least 12 murders in the cities of Acapulco, Taxco, Ajuchitlan del Progreso and Coyuca de Catalan.”

Police arrested the self-confessed Sicario in the city of Iguala, where 43 college students disappeared back in September 2014.

The Guerrero Attorney General’s Office said in a statement that in addition to the murders, Hernandez also admitted to last year’s failed attempt on the life of journalist Cecilio Pineda, at his home in Coyuca de Catalan, located in the Tierra Caliente region, which also borders the state of Michoacan.

“The criminal was turned over to the prosecutor’s office, where he admitted that he was paid to attack journalist Cecilio Pineda at his house,” the AG’s office said.

The Attorney General’s Office added that Hernandez confessed to receiving payments to kill seven people – two women and five men, five years ago in the resort city of Acapulco.

The AG’s office said Hernandez also admitted to committing an additional two murders in Taxco, two killings in Ajuchitlan del Progreso and a the slaying of a man in Coyuca de Catalan.

The Tiera Caliente region which encompasses the states of Guerrero and Michoacan has been the center of violent battles between drug cartels fighting over vital smuggling routes and territories used for the cultivation of heroin and methamphetamine.

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