Mayor Gisela Mota Shot to Death

Mayor Gisela Mota Shot to Death

Gisela Mota, a federal congresswoman, was elected the Mayor of Temixco when she was only 33 years old. On January 1, 2016, she was sworn in as Mayor. She was the first successful female Mayor of the city. Temixco is near the resort city of Cuernavaca which has been the brunt of various kidnappings and extortion perpetrated by drug gangs. During her first day, she gave her acceptance speech and met her cabinet. After work, she returned home, enjoyed a meal with her family, and went to bed. She was sleeping in her bed when gunmen attacked her.

There was only one person in the home at the time who saw the killers and that was her mother. Four gunmen wearing masks and carrying arms entered the home yelling, “Where is Mota?” It was a horrible, terrifying scene.

The police was successful in arresting the two attackers while others were killed on the spot.

The report further said that there was not any clear motive to kill the Mayor, but it is surmised that drug cartels were behind Mota’s murder as well as other murders of many other Mayors in recent years. Mota’s party issued a statement saying that she was a brave and a strong woman who had declared that the fight against crime should be direct and frontal.

 

 

 

 

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