After three women were found dead on Sunday in the municipalities of Centro, Huimanguillo and Balancán, the Tabasco Attorney General’s Office reported the arrest of the alleged femicide of one of the victims.
This is Jesús ‘N’, who until recently was the sentimental partner of Sara Yazmín, an 18-year-old girl whose body was found in the Viejo Mezcalapa River, a few meters from the patio of the alleged murderer’s house.
According to relatives, Sara was only 15 years old when she met “Chucho”, as her relatives called him, who was then 27 years old.
The relationship turned violent and last year the girl decided to separate, but both lived in the Río Viejo ranchería, Centro. That is why they suspected Jesus when Sara did not return to her sister’s house on March 19 last year.
Sara would turn 19 in March and after her murder she left behind a three-year-old boy.
After his arrest in Villahermosa, Jesús was placed at the disposal of the judicial authority and the procedures were carried out for his admission to the Tabasco Social Reintegration Center.
The investigations established under criminal case 084/2022 are carried out with a gender perspective by the Femicide Prosecutor’s Office, and will continue their course according to the procedural times.
The arrest warrant was issued for the crime of femicide, provided for and sanctioned in the Penal Code of Tabasco.
Analyze gender alert
After the recent crimes, the Center for Justice, Empowerment and Equality for Women in Tabasco will soon be created, an organization that will help curb violence against women and eradicate the crime of femicide, according to the Secretary of Government, Guillermo Arturo del Rivero Lion.
“What has to be done is going to be done, because we are a government of the Fourth Transformation that will always be in favor of life,” he said.
The official announced that in no more than 15 days the State Executive would issue the agreement for this project, which could cost 25 million pesos.
Guillermo del Rivero commented that the state government is also analyzing the possible request for a gender alert for Tabasco before federal authorities.
He declared that since the beginning of the state administration, actions were taken to contain and reduce insecurity in the state, and that there is a reduction in crimes, including femicide.
He stated that Tabasco ranked ninth in 2018 regarding femicides and is currently in 24th place.
“We are going to make every effort to eradicate 100 percent of this crime, which is femicide,” he said.