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Police: AZ beheading tied to Mexican Drug Cartel
Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 02/03/11 | Amanda Lee Myers

Posted on 03/03/2011 6:55:26 AM PST by MintyHippo1980

CHANDLER, Ariz. — Authorities have determined a man who was stabbed and beheaded in a suburban Phoenix apartment was killed for stealing drugs from a Mexican cartel, in a gruesome example of drug cartel violence spilling over the border.

The cartel found out Cota-Monroy had actually stolen the drugs and hired men to kidnap and kill him in Nogales, Mexico. But Cota-Monroy was able to talk his way out of being killed, saying he'd pay back the money and use his house for collateral, the report says.

But the house wasn't Cota-Monroy's and he fled to the Phoenix area, leading the cartel to hire assassins to go to Arizona, befriend Cota-Monroy and kill him.

Cota-Monroy's body was found Oct. 10 in a Chandler apartment — his severed head a couple of feet away. He also had apparently been bludgeoned and stabbed in the head, and had defensive wounds on his hands.

"It was a very gruesome scene," Chandler police Detective David Ramer said Wednesday. "Anytime you see a headless body stabbed multiple times, obviously that's gruesome. And this is a message being sent — not only are they going to kill you but they're going to dismember your body, and 'If you cross us, this is what happens.'"

Police said the cartel Cota-Monroy stole from is known as the PEI-Estatales/El Chapo drug trafficking organization, and that Cota-Monroy had been known to traffic drugs for his sister's lover, known as "El Jefe," Spanish for the boss.

One man, Crisantos Moroyoqui, has been charged in the killing, and three others are believed to have fled to Mexico.

The other suspects were identified as Jose David Castro Reyes, 25; Isai Aguilar Morales, 22, and a man between the ages of 20 and 27 known only by the nickname "El Joto," a derogatory Spanish term for a gay man.

The police report said a rival drug cartel, the Beltran-Leyva Organization, was possibly planning on killing the three men. Cota-Monroy was reportedly a mid-level member of that drug cartel, for which his brother also worked.

The U.S. has seen extensive cross-border violence tied to drug trafficking. In one example from 2009, members of a group of Mexican drug traffickers were indicted in the murders of nine people in the San Diego area — including two victims whose bodies were dissolved in acid.

But Tony Payan, a political science professor at the University of Texas at El Paso who has done extensive research on border violence, has said the Arizona case could be the only known beheading in the U.S. carried out by a drug cartel.

Decapitations are a regular part of the drug war in Mexico as cartels fight over territory. Headless bodies have been dangled from bridges by their feet; severed heads have been sent to victims' family members and government officials; and bags of up to 12 heads have been dropped off in high-profile locations.

More than 34,000 people have been killed in Mexico in drug-related violence since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderon deployed soldiers to battle the cartels in their strongholds.

Moroyoqui, a day laborer who had been living in the apartment complex where the killing occurred, is charged with second-degree murder. Ramer said he likely was in the room when Cota-Monroy was killed but didn't participate in the killing.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; beheading; comingtoyourtown; drug; gaymexicans; godschildren; homosexualagenda; immigration; importingterrorism; mexican; terror
This is why you don't steal drugs from Mexican cartels. Not that anything will ever been done about it by the Mexican government. Totally corrupt.
1 posted on 03/03/2011 6:55:35 AM PST by MintyHippo1980
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To: MintyHippo1980

“AX beaheading tied to Mexican Drug Cartel”?

Who woulda thought?

2 posted on 03/03/2011 6:59:41 AM PST by Joann37
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To: MintyHippo1980

Yep, it happened even though Big Sis Jay-NO tells us the border is secure and we don’t have a problem.

3 posted on 03/03/2011 7:03:08 AM PST by AZhardliner
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To: MintyHippo1980

Beheading tied to Janet Retard and the Zer0 enabler.

4 posted on 03/03/2011 7:04:34 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Joann37

Beheading???... Mexican drug lords and the Religion of Peace(pieces?), seem to favor the same modis, do they have a connection? I don’t like how the “math” is adding up. Yet our Dear Leader “fiddles”(and/or Motowns) away!

5 posted on 03/03/2011 7:07:02 AM PST by FiddlePig (truth is hard... lies are easy -
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To: MintyHippo1980
But Big Jan and Waldo tell us that the ‘border is safer than ever’.

You don't think they would try to mislead us do you?


6 posted on 03/03/2011 7:42:19 AM PST by Tupelo (The Boudicca from Wasilla supporter)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..


Uh-huh...tell me again the violence hasn’t crossed the border yet...

7 posted on 03/03/2011 8:13:37 AM PST by HiJinx (Gazelle Intensity, Baby!!!)
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To: HiJinx

“The border is more secure than ever you tea bagger!” Janet Napolitano /s

8 posted on 03/03/2011 8:48:11 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Here's the proof of Obama's U. S. citizenship: " " Good enough for our 3 branches...)
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