Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Body of popular musician killed in Mexico returning to Indiana
WLFI.com/AP ^ | December 6, 2007

Posted on 12/06/2007 11:38:47 AM PST by SwinneySwitch

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The body of a popular musician killed in a wave of entertainment-related violence in Mexico is expected to be returned today to Indiana, where he lived since 2003.

Thirty-5-year-old Sergio Gomez was killed last weekend after performing with his top-selling group, K-Paz de la Sierra, in Morelia, Mexico.

His music was popular in the United States and Mexico. 5 of the band's albums have reached the Top 10 on Billboard magazine's Latin music chart.

Visitation will be Sunday afternoon at a mortuary on Indianapolis' west side. Gomez had lived in Avon, just west of Indianapolis.

Although not known for songs glamorizing the drug business, Gomez had reportedly received death threats urging him not to appear Morelia, a hotbed of the drug trade.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: avon; corruption; terrorism
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-27 last
To: driftdiver
Gee from the title I assumed there was an accident.

Nope tortured and finally strangled.

Sounds like he was assassinated by the drug lords who now run Mexico.

It was a little more regional in this particular case, by one of the drug lords who runs the Mexican state of Sinola.

21 posted on 12/13/2007 7:08:51 AM PST by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: He'sComingBack!
Is the author of this article unable to spell “thirty-five”?

(sure hope I spelled it correctly ;-)

That's a pretty common convention in newswriting for broadcast outlets, whose teleprompter writing style sometimes carries over to their website offerings.

As a former newspaperman, I find it has all the charm of fingernails on a blackboard.

22 posted on 12/13/2007 7:11:59 AM PST by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: HIDEK6
Who writes these headlines?

In this case, TV station newswriters who often haven't headline tagged or slugged a story since journalism school. Which may be a bit unfair, since a lot of them are college or junior college interns, [in the newspaper racket, we used to call 'em *cubs*] as often chosen more for their HTML computer skills than their rewrites of wire service copy.

23 posted on 12/13/2007 7:16:01 AM PST by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: dblshot
If the body is “returning” it’s going to take a while to zombie step that far.

If it’s returned as in the story’s text it can take transportation

He can ride on American Airlines with Jim Wilson.

24 posted on 12/13/2007 7:27:34 AM PST by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: SwinneySwitch

Savages.


25 posted on 12/13/2007 7:29:10 AM PST by FredHead47 (Donít cry for the elephant - while the girafee is on the grill)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: theDentist
It’s a trend of the narco-terrorists in Mexico targeting musicians and tv stars, usually because they have spoken out against the drug trade and violence.

Not quite. More usually it's because they're allied as a favorite or *mascot* of an opposition group. In some cases, videotaped executions of rival cartel members have been made, set to the tune of popular narcocorridos, following which not only the killers are targeted for revenge, but also the musicians.

Sometimes the musicians are unaware of the use of the appropriation of their musical output for such uses. Sometimes they know damd well.

Here, enjoy the quaint culture of the Sinolan natives.

26 posted on 12/13/2007 7:34:08 AM PST by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: SwinneySwitch
Story is from archy

You found it, pal, and deserve the credit. I just advised you of the event, which was a bit difficult for me to overlook.

I suspect we're going to be seeing a lot more such events, often in cities far from the US southern border.

27 posted on 12/13/2007 7:36:56 AM PST by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-27 last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson