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Journalists Killed in 2010 - Motive Unconfirmed: Jorge Ochoa Martínez

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2011
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El Sol de la Costa
January 29, 2010, in Ayutla de los Libres, Mexico

Ochoa, an editor and publisher in Guerrero state, was shot after leaving a birthday party for a local politician, local reporters told CPJ. Ochoa owned El Sol de la Costa, a small-circulation weekly based in Ayutla de los Libres.

María del Carmen Castro, Ochoa's widow, told local reporters that her husband had recently received cell phone threats. In March, police arrested a suspect who had been involved in a traffic dispute with Ochoa, said Albertico Guinto Sierra, acting state attorney general of Guerrero.

Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.

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