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Partner of late Banda singer Valentin Elizalde executed in Sonora, Mexico

June 24, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Partner of late Banda singer Valentin Elizalde executed in Sonora, Mexico

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Law enforcement officials in Mexico say that a gunman executed Blanca Vianney Durán Brambila, the former partner of the late Banda singer Valentin Elizalde, in the northern city Ciudad Obregón located in the state of Sonora on Monday.

Mexican authorities said that an armed man approached Durán Brambila and shot her twice in the head at point blank before fleeing the scene early Monday morning, Billboard reported.

Officials said the couple’s daughter who was with Brambila at the time of her murder was not harmed in the attack.

Police said there have been no arrests made but said the investigation is still ongoing.

Valentin Elizalde was widely known for singing narcocorridos eulogizing Mexican drug lords such as Vicente Carrillo Fuente and most notably Joaquin El Chapo Guzman.

He was 27-years-old when he was executed along with his chauffeur and his manager following a concert in the Northern border city of Reynosa, Tamaulipas in November 2006.

Multiple gunmen in two vehicles pursued Valentin Elizalde’s SUV as he left the concert venue, before opening fire with automatic weapons, fatally shooting the singer at least eight times in front of dozens of witnesses.

According to the L.A. Times, the singer was shot as many as eight times during the attack.

Investigators believed Valentin Elizalde was killed because of a narcocorrido song called “To My Enemies” which was considered to be a message from “El Chapo” Guzman to the notorious Los Zetas drug cartel.

Police arrested Raúl Hernández Barrón, a ruthless Zetas boss in 2007 for the singer’s death in the city of Coatzintla, Veracruz.

Hernández Barrón would eventually meet the fate he deserved when he was killed in a gunbattle with Mexican Marines in Tamaulipas in May of 2014.

Elizalde, who was also referred as the “Gallo de Oro, was widely known for his corridos including “El Corrido del Diez” “Vete Ya,” “Ebrio de Amor,” “Vete Con Él,” “Vuelve Cariñito,” “Cómo Me Duele,” “Vencedor,” ” Mi Virgencita,” and “Soy Así.”

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