Skip to comments.Mexican singer slain in hospital while recovering from gunshot wounds
Posted on 12/04/2007 8:03:20 AM PST by AuntB
MEXICO CITY - A Mexican singer was shot to death in her hospital bed, police said Monday, the fourth time in a year assailants have killed performers of a popular northern music whose lyrics often focus on drug trafficking and violence.
Zayda Pena, 28, was shot in the heart Saturday in the city of Matamoros, across the border from Brownsville, Texas, while recovering from a gunshot wound to the neck received on Friday, police detective Abel Infante said.
No suspects had been identified. Two people with Pena were killed in the Friday shooting.
Pena headed a band known as Zayda y los Culpables "Zayda and the Guilty Ones." One of her songs was "Tiro de Gracia," a reference to an execution-style gunshot.
Also Monday, the newspaper El Universal reported that at least one member of the band "K-Paz de la Sierra" had been kidnapped on Saturday by armed men after leaving a performance in the western state of Michoacan.
Law enforcement authorities in Michoacan said they could not confirm that report, but the band did cancel a scheduled news conference on Monday in Mexico City. The group's publicist, Cristina Gonzalez, said she had no information on any kidnapping and attributed the cancellation to "travel reasons."
Some musicians in northern Mexico write songs called "narco corridos," which focus on the exploits of drug traffickers. Pena's songs were mostly romantic ballads.
Several "gruperos" have been slain in recent months.
On Nov. 25, 2006, Valentin Elizalde was shot to death along with his manager and driver shortly after performing across the border from McAllen, Texas. Police are investigating a possible link between Elizalde's killing and a grisly video posted online that was set to one of his songs, "To My Enemies."
Last December, Javier Morales Gomez of the band Los Implacables del Norte was shot to death in a park in Michoacan, a state plagued by drug-related gunbattles, killings and beheadings. Police have not spoken of a motive in that case.
In February, gunmen shot to death four members of the Banda Fugaz after they performed in Michoacan
2 popular Mexican singers slain http://www.elpasotimes.com/newupdated/ci_7631481
Rough bunch — idolize criminals, debase the society, die violently.
Civilization in North America is in great peril but the record companies see only profits.
Oh, dear! This is sounding rather like the American rap scene, only worse.
Ah yes, narco corridos. Those groups make the “Gangsta Rappers” look like mama’s boys.
I guess shooting singers in hospital beds are “jobs Americans wont do”
Coming to a city near you soon thanks to our so called comprehensive immigration system. Bad enough to have the rappers killing each other.
Sounds to me like someone down there is taking out the trash, those that glorify the druggie lifestyle.
Grace Slick is next...
Man, talk about a tough audience.........
Oh the joys of multiculturalism! Just wait till a bribe is customary in Texas, California, Nevada etc...to assure the “policios” good will in any routine traffic stop.When Latin culture is dominant all of our checks and balances will be bribes and extortion.And kidnapping!
Who's gonna attack a little old lady?.......
Who's gonna attack a little old lady?.......
Somebod must have really, really hated their singing. Or a drug deal gone bad?
Maybe Mexico has issued double 0 licenses to music critics. Kill with discretion.
We got us a war on down there. It is already spilling over the border and we are studiously ignoring it just as hard as we can. Will MSM and the government ignore it when we get these gross automatic-weapons assassinations in Laredo? Houston? Denver? Has it already occurred in El Paso?
“Pena headed a band known as Zayda y los Culpables “Zayda and the Guilty Ones.” One of her songs was “Tiro de Gracia,” a reference to an execution-style gunshot.”
“Tiro de Gracia” = “Coup De Grace”
Too bad it is just the singers getting capped, not the druggies themselves. At least these are not drive-by shootings, with innocents in the line of fire.
Dunno. Reads like Red on Red violence to me.
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