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Assistant DA found dead in Matamoros[South Texas/Mexico]
The Brownsville Herald ^ | March 20, 2011 | EMMA PEREZ-TREVINO

Posted on 03/21/2011 9:55:19 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch

Cameron County Assistant District Attorney Arturo Jose Iniguez’s death in Matamoros during the weekend continues under investigation.

"The information we have at this point is that no weapon was used," District Attorney Armando R. Villalobos said in a written statement to the Brownsville Herald, addressing unconfirmed reports that the death might have been a suicide.

"We are still not ready to call it a suicide," Villalobos said.

"Iniguez’s death is considered an open and on-going investigation, which our office is reviewing," Villalobos said earlier.

Iniguez, 26, of Rancho Viejo, had been promoted earlier this month to first chair misdemeanor attorney. He first joined the district attorney’s office in 2007 as a law clerk, while attending law school.

Iniguez is survived by his wife Lorena Garza Iniguez and 2-year-old daughter Camila. Villalobos said that funeral arrangements are pending.

Iniguez received his Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Finance from The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College, graduating Cum Laude in 2006. He was on the Dean’s List and both a member of the South Texas Pre-Law Society and Alpha Chi National College Scholarship Honor Society.

He was a graduate of the University of Houston Law Center in December 2009 where he was a member of the student bar association and the Hispanic Law Students Association.

Regarding travel to Mexico in the midst of increasing violence in the neighboring country from warring drug cartels, Villalobos said that the office does not have a formal policy on travel to Mexico.

"We advise our employees not to make it known that they are employed by the DA’s Office if they do travel to Mexico. We additionally discourage travel into Mexico; however, many of our employees have family in Mexico, so a complete ban of travel into Mexico is impracticable," Villalobos said.

For more on this story read Tuesday’s Brownsville Herald.

TOPICS: Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: matamoros; mexico
1 posted on 03/21/2011 9:55:25 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch
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To: SwinneySwitch

“The autopsy reveals that he fell down an elevator shaft onto some bullets.”

2 posted on 03/21/2011 9:58:13 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Shameful what is happening in Mexico.

I used to go to Matamoros and Nuevo Laredo all the time for fun. They are now war-zones.

3 posted on 03/21/2011 10:05:07 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: SwinneySwitch

OK drug dealers have crossed the line with this action.

It’s one thing to murder their own judges and prosecutors but when they murder US prosecutors, there must be consequences.

4 posted on 03/21/2011 10:48:30 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SwinneySwitch

The pattern is now clear: US authorities get interested when THEIR OWN get killed.

For years the victims were ordinary citizens; THEN it was deemed, “tragic”. But oh sure, now that people who MATTER get zapped, alllllll the King’s horses and men come running.

“Wealth will Americanize Mexicans...” Yeah RIGHT..!

We’re seeing the Mexicanization of the USA.

5 posted on 03/21/2011 11:02:59 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin; All

Update: Mother says assistant DA died in car accident

6 posted on 03/21/2011 12:55:45 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: gaijin; All

Another Update:

Mexican coroner: Prosecutor used poison to kill himself

March 22, 2011 1:08 PM

(AP) — Mexican authorities say a 26-year-old Cameron County prosecutor found dead in Matamoros committed suicide by consuming poison.

The prosecutors’ office from the Mexican state of Tamaulipas said Tuesday that forensics officials were performing additional tests on tissue samples from Cameron County Assistant District Attorney Arturo Jose Iniguez.

Iniguez’s boss, District Attorney Armando Villalobos, ruled out foul play on Monday. Villalobos said a separate autopsy will be performed in Cameron County.

The young prosecutor joined the Cameron County DA’s office in 2007. Iniguez lived in Rancho Viejo with his wife and 2-year-old daughter.

7 posted on 03/22/2011 11:30:33 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: SwinneySwitch

OH! ok....!

Getting clearer all the time:

One of those, “poison-y, car-crash-y” kinda thangs, huh?

Oooooohkay...! Got it. Verrrrry Mexican —I like it.

I will meet that, and on top of that raise you, “Three revolver shots to the temple”....

8 posted on 03/22/2011 12:03:16 PM PDT by gaijin
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