Journalists Killed  |  Mexico

Jorge Ochoa Martínez

El Sol de la Costa

January 29, 2010, in Ayutla de los Libres, Mexico

Ochoa, an editor and publisher in Guerrero state, was shot after leaving a birthday party for a local politician, local reporters told CPJ. Ochoa owned El Sol de la Costa, a small-circulation weekly based in Ayutla de los Libres.

María del Carmen Castro, Ochoa's widow, told local reporters that her husband had recently received cell phone threats. In March, police arrested a suspect who had been involved in a traffic dispute with Ochoa, said Albertico Guinto Sierra, acting state attorney general of Guerrero. 

Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.

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