Mexican Journalists Killed For Money

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News Americas, MEXICO CITY, Mexico, Weds. Oct. 4, 2011: Two Mexican journalists whose bound, naked bodies were found in a park on Sept. 1 were killed for cash, Mexico City’s chief prosecutor said Tuesday.

Prosecutor Miguel Mancera said the two men detained in connection with the killing stole one million pesos ($71,800) in cash Marcela Yarce and Rocio Gonzalez had offered to change to dollars.

Yarce founded a political magazine but was no longer reporting and Gonzalez was a freelance journalist and owned a money-exchange business.
Mancera said the two men will be placed under house arrest while prosecutors gather more evidence to charge them in the deaths of the two women.