The 21-year-old Mexican singer is shot dead by her 79-year-old lawyer husband in a restaurant in Mexico City

Mexican singer, 21, is shot dead by her lawyer husband, 79, inside a Mexico City restaurant before ‘trying to bribe cops and escape with a security guard’

  • Yrma Lydia, 21, who was just starting her music career, was shot dead at the Suntory Del Valle restaurant in the south of the city on Thursday night
  • She was assaulted by her partner, 79-year-old lawyer Jesús Hernández Alcocer
  • “A man shot his wife three times, he is already detained with another woman who accompanied him,” the local security secretary said.
  • Witnesses say after an argument, a gray-haired man shot the singer, who turned out to be her husband
  • Alcocer tried to bribe the police to let him escape with one of his security guards, who was also arrested

A Mexican singer was shot dead by her husband in a restaurant in Mexico City, local authorities said on Friday.

Yrma Lydia, 21, who was just starting her career in music, was shot dead Thursday night at the Suntory Del Valle restaurant in the south of the city when she was attacked by her companion, Jesús Hernández Alcocer, 79 .

“A man shot his wife three times, he is already detained with another woman who accompanied him,” said Omar García Harfuch, Mexico City’s security secretary.

According to witnesses, after an argument, a gray-haired man shot the singer, who turned out to be his wife.

Alcocer tried to bribe the police to let him escape with one of his security guards, who was also arrested.

Yrma Lydia, 21, who was starting her career in music, was shot dead Thursday night at the Suntory Del Valle restaurant in the south of the city when she was assaulted by her partner, Jesús Hernández Alcocer, 79.

Alcocer tried to bribe the police to let him escape with one of his security guards (pictured right), who was also arrested

Alcocer tried to bribe the police to let him escape with one of his security guards (pictured right), who was also arrested

Yrma Lydya seen in this portrait with her husband Jesús Hernández Alcocer

Yrma Lydya seen in this portrait with her husband Jesús Hernández Alcocer

According to the newspaper El Universal, Lydia had participated in some presentations of Grandiosas 12, a series of concerts in Mexico and the United States that brings together well-known singers from Central and South America, such as María Conchita Alonso and Dulce and Alicia. Villarreal.

According to the newspaper El Universal, Lydia had participated in some presentations of Grandiosas 12, a series of concerts in Mexico and the United States that brings together well-known singers from Central and South America, such as María Conchita Alonso and Dulce and Alicia. Villarreal.

“A man shot his wife three times, he is already detained with another woman who accompanied him,” said Omar García Harfuch, Mexico City’s security secretary.

The scene outside the restaurant where Lydya was killed

The scene outside the restaurant where Lydya was killed

According to the newspaper El Universal, Lydia had participated in some presentations of Grandiosas 12, a series of concerts in Mexico and the United States that brings together well-known singers from Central and South America, such as María Conchita Alonso and Dulce and Alicia. Villarreal.

A report said the Alcocer had previously been charged with extortion.

Gender-based violence has escalated in Mexico in recent years, with an average of 10 women murdered every day.

This is part of a continuing trend of rising crime under President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

He was asked on Friday that there were more murders in his three and a half years than in the six of his predecessor Felipe Calderon.

Lopez Obrador has often campaigned for Calderon to be responsible for senseless violence.

Gender-based violence has escalated in Mexico in recent years with an average of 10 women murdered every day

Gender-based violence has escalated in Mexico in recent years with an average of 10 women murdered every day

Lydya's murder is part of a continuing trend of rising crime under President Andrés Manuel López Obrador

Lydya’s murder is part of a continuing trend of rising crime under President Andrés Manuel López Obrador

Already 10 police officers have been murdered in 2022 in Mexico’s most violent state, Jalisco.

Obrador said his government was no longer focused on detaining drug cartel leaders, and in 2019 he ordered the release of a captured Sinaloa cartel leader to avoid bloodshed.

López Obrador implemented a strategy he calls “hugs, not bullets” and at times seemed to tolerate the gangs, at one point even praising them for not interfering in the election.

Asked during his daily morning press briefing if he intended to change his strategy, López Obrador replied: “No, rather the opposite, it’s the right way.”

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