Skip to comments.El Pasoan Brutally Murdered in Juarez: Family Speaks Out
Posted on 10/27/2010 8:12:11 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch
EL PASO- We first told you about it last night. A 25 year-old El Pasoan, brutally murdered in Juarez yesterday. Rasiel Ayala's family is speaking out exclusively to NewsChannel 9.
NewsChannel 9's Matt Rivers spent hours with the family.
Initial shock and disbelief has turned into overwhelming sadness today. Family members told me about a young man who's life was cut short.
She refused to wash the blood off her hands. Rasiel Ayala's grandmother watched her grandson die, held his lifeless body, and brought back the hat he was killed in, spattered with his blood.
Off camera, she told me about his final moments.
They were there for a quick bite. Rasiel, his mother, and his grandmother went to La Choza restaurant for some menudo.
But as they pulled up to the curb, so did at least two gunmen. They shot Rasiel in the back more than twenty times. As he lay dead on the sidewalk, they shot him twice more in the head.
"We think he was in the wrong place at the wrong time," said Alexandria Acosta, Rasiel's aunt.
Rasiel's aunt is torn with grief, not only for her nephew, but for his mother. Although she escaped the scene unharmed, she lives in Juarez, with no family or friends.
Deported years ago, she isn't allowed back across the border, forced to grieve alone.
"At the beginning I felt like it wasn't real and I still feel like it wasn't real, until I saw my mom covered in blood because my mom is the one that saw everything," said Acosta.
Rasiel was studying to become a doctor. Overcoming a cleft lip as a child, relatives say he was determined to help people with the same problem.
My interview with his aunt ended with an impassioned plea, so that others avoid her heartbreak.
"Don't go to Juarez, it's a death wish. Rasiel used to tell me that it was only for people who did bad things...that's not true," Acosta said.
Rasiel's aunt and another relative collected his body in Juarez earlier today. Just before they left, I spoke with them.
They told me they were terrified to cross the border. Funeral arrangements for Ayala have not been finalized.
“We think he was in the wrong place at the wrong time,” said Alexandria Acosta, Rasiel’s aunt.
Hellooooo!!! The guy was shot over 20 times. Twice in the head. I know the cartels kill for the heck of it. But this was no random killing. This was deliberate and intentional.
Being shot in the back twenty times and, then, twice in the head sounds like there is a little more to this than “being in the wrong place at the wrong time”.
“Don’t go to Juarez, it’s a death wish.”
Brilliant deduction, Sherlock!
First mistake: going to Juarez to eat. Second mistake: going to a restaurant called “the hovel” and expecting a positive outcome.
Headline needs fixing...the word “brutally” is misspelled as “burtally”.
The cartels don’t care much if they get the wrong guy because general terror benefits them as well. The assasins employed by the cartel are not hired for their brains or even their ability to hit the right target, just their brutality.
Hit men are told that person x will be in area y driving a green nissan. God help you if you make the mistake of driving a green nissan through area y on the wrong day. If the cartels hit the wrong person, no biggie, they will just get the right guy next week.
I’m not saying that this guy wasn’t targeted specifically, but the fact that he was shot 23 times doesn’t make it certain.
And who do we have in charge of securing the border?-Anita Hill’s attorney at the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings. Reassuring ain’t it?
“Deported years ago, she isn’t allowed back across the border, forced to grieve alone.
Some amnesty propaganda?
Maybe it’s Johnny Sutton. You know, the prosecutor who was more eager to send Border Patrol agents to prison than he was to prosecute drug smugglers. He worked for what’s his name, the pro illegal alien President who spouted ‘Family Values Don’t Stop At the Rio Grande’ as justification for his own refusal to respect and enforce our laws.