Jaime Serrano Cedillo

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Jaime Serrano Cedillo
Jaime Serrano Cedillo.jpeg
Born 1967
Died 16 September 2012
Nezahualcóyotl, State of Mexico Mexico
Cause of death Stabbing
Resting place Jardines de Oriente (Cemetery)
Nationality Mexican
Occupation Politician
Known for 2012 murder
Political party Institutional Revolutionary Party
Spouse(s) Patricia Grimaldo de la Cruz

Jaime Serrano Cedillo (1967 – 16 September 2012) was the deputy of Nezahualcóyotl, State of Mexico and a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).

He was assassinated on the afternoon of 16 September 2012, reportedly by his wife, inside his home in Nezahualcóyotl.[1] Serrano Cedillo's assassination came just two days after the slaying of Eduardo Castro Luque, a deputy in the state of Sonora and a member of the PRI.[1] Unlike other political assassinations in Mexico, Serrano Cedillo's death did not bore the signs of organized crime, and was a result of "a series of deep" marital problems.[2]

Career and early life[edit]

Born in 1967, Serrano Cedillo was a close collaborator of the State of Mexico's current governor, Eruviel Ávila Villegas.[3]

Prior to his deputy nomination, Serrano Cedillo was the president of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in the municipality of Nezahualcóyotl and a former mayoral candidate for the same locality.[4] He had also served as the Sub-secretary of the Interior in Greater Mexico City until May 2011.[5]

On 5 September 2012, Serrano Cedillo was sworn in as deputy for the XXV District of Nezahualcóyotl.[5]

Assassination[edit]

Initial reports indicate that Serrano Cedillo left his house to buy a newspaper at a nearby booth and was stabbed in the chest by someone with a sharp weapon.[6][7] Serrano Cedillo was reportedly coming out of a public restroom when the attacker surprised him.[8] The assailant then managed to flee the scene and no arrests have been made.[9] Serrano Cedillo, on the other hand, made his way home and was transported to a nearby hospital by his family where he was later pronounced dead.[4][10] The Mexican authorities indicated on 20 September 2012 that Serrano Cedillo's wife, Patricia Grimaldo de la Cruz, reportedly assassinated her husband after having a dispute that same morning for "profound series of conjugal differences."[11][12][13] It was later proven that the assassination happed inside Serrano Cedillo's house and not outside his domicile, as previously stated.[14] Unlike other political assassinations, Serrano Cedillo's death did not bore the signs of organized crime. Mexico's drug gangs typically target local leaders and police chiefs, not federal deputies.[2] Moreover, stabbing is not typically a method Mexico's drug trafficking use to do their "dirty work," hinting the officials that the deputy's death was a personal attack.[11]

He was the second PRI politician killed in just two days; Eduardo Castro Luque, a deputy-elect of the state of Sonora, was shot dead by unknown assailants on 14 September 2012.[15] In August 2012, Édgar Morales Pérez of the PRI was also shot and killed by gunmen.[9]

Funeral[edit]

After the Municipal Committee of the PRI paid tribute to the fallen Serrano Cedillo on 17 September 2012, he was buried in Jardines de Oriente cemetery.[16]

Aftermath[edit]

The Mexican government deployed more than 1,000 troops to Nezahualcóyotl as a response to the assassination of Serrano Cedillo under a military-led program called Operation Neza. This was the first time since the start of Mexico's drug war in 2006 that soldiers have been deployed at this scale near the nation's capital.[17] In Nezahualcóyotl, a city with around 1.1 million people and part of the Mexico City's metropolitan area, is home to a turf war between Los Zetas and La Familia Michoacana, two drug trafficking organizations that fight for the growing drug market and illegal goods in the region.[18]

The troops were finally relocated from Nezahualcóyotl on 3 November 2012 after Operation Neza concluded.[19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Spanish) Morales, Arturo (16 September 2012). "Matan a diputado mexiquense del PRI". Milenio. Archived from the original on 17 September 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Prosecutors say Mexican state legislator was stabbed to death by wife during domestic dispute". The Washington Post. 21 September 2012. Archived from the original on 22 September 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  3. ^ (Spanish) Fernández, Emilio (17 September 2012). "Condenan homicidio de legislador". El Universal. Archived from the original on 17 September 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  4. ^ a b (Spanish) Fernández Román, Emilio (16 September 2012). "Asesinan a diputado del PRI". El Universal. Archived from the original on 17 September 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  5. ^ a b (Spanish) María de los Ángeles, Velasco (16 September 2012). "Asesinan a diputado local del PRI en Nezahualcóyotl". Excélsior. Archived from the original on 17 September 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  6. ^ (Spanish) Dávila, Israel (16 September 2012). "Asesinan a diputado local priísta en Nezahualcóyotl, Jaime Serrano Cedillo". La Jornada. Archived from the original on 17 September 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  7. ^ (Spanish) "Ahora asesinan a diputado priista del Estado de México". Proceso. 16 September 2012. Archived from the original on 17 September 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  8. ^ (Spanish) Campos, Gerardo (17 September 2012). "A cuchilladas matan a diputado local". Organización Editorial Mexicana. Archived from the original on 17 September 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Mexico official: Second PRI politician slain in 2 days". Fox News. 16 September 2012. Archived from the original on 17 September 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "2nd PRI Politician Killed in 2 Days in Mexico". ABC News. 16 September 2012. Archived from the original on 16 September 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  11. ^ a b Fausset, Richard (21 September 2012). "Prosecutors: Mexico politician killed by angry wife". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 22 September 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  12. ^ (Spanish) "El diputado Serrano fue asesinado por su esposa, según la Procuraduría". CNNMéxico. 21 September 2012. Archived from the original on 21 September 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  13. ^ (Spanish) "Esposa de diputado mexiquense Serrano Cedillo lo asesinó". Milenio. 21 September 2012. Archived from the original on 21 September 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  14. ^ (Spanish) "Esposa asesinó a diputado Jaime Serrano Cedillo: PGJEM". El Economista. 21 September 2012. Archived from the original on 22 September 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  15. ^ "State legislator killed in Mexico state, 2nd PRI politician slain in 2 days". The Washington Post. 16 September 2012. Archived from the original on 17 September 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  16. ^ (Spanish) "Rendirán homenaje a diputado asesinado en Nezahualcóyotl". Excélsior. 17 September 2012. Archived from the original on 17 September 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  17. ^ O'Neill McCleskey, Claire (21 September 2012). "Army Deployed to Outskirts of Mexico City". InSight Crime. Archived from the original on 22 September 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  18. ^ Graham, Dave; Allen, Vicki (20 September 2012). "Mexico deploys troops to outskirts of Mexico City". Yahoo! News. Reuters. Archived from the original on 22 September 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  19. ^ (Spanish) Morales, Arturo (3 November 2012). "Ejército deja de patrullar calles de Neza". Milenio. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012. Retrieved 3 November 2012. 

External links[edit]