Woman who fought for children’s custody is slain on her doorstep in Merida
With a knife slash to the throat, two people killed Ema Gabriela Molina Canto, who for several years disputed the custody of her three children, taken away by her ex-husband Martín Alberto Medina Sonda, currently imprisoned for money laundering in Tabasco.
It was possible to find out that the killers arrived at 4 p.m. Monday March 27 in the Econotaxi number 007, at the corner of the 28th and 39th Streets of San Luis, near the Regional Hospital “Lic. Ignacio García Téllez “(T1), of the IMSS.
There they were several minutes and even went to take some refreshments to the store “The Guadalupana”, that is to across from where the taxi parked, according to a neighbor.
Molina arrived at her house, on 28th Street, in the Civic with license plates YZV-30-43. She was returning from a business day, in the City Hall, with no worries or signs that something worried her or she was afraid, according to one of her co-workers.
She was coordinator of Internal Services of the Subdirección of Administration and Supply of the City Council of Mérida.
When the woman got out of her car, the alleged murderers approached her and, when she entered the terrace, they attacked her with a knife and cut her jugular.
It was also reported that the murderers detonated six times a firearm and a bullet struck the woman’s face, although this was denied later by the authorities.
It was reported that the neighbors in front and next to the house where the crime occurred heard the cries for help and when they went out they saw that two people ran to the corner, boarded the mentioned taxi and fled.
At the time of the attack, in the house were the three children that the woman fought for several years: Mariana, 11 years old; Martin, nine, and Isabella, seven. It was the eldest who heard the cries of her mother and opened the front door of the house and found her there, covered in blood.
“When the girl opened the door, her mother’s body fell,” said a person who observed the work of police, investigators and staff of the Public Prosecutor’s Office.
The girl began to ask for help and the neighbors came to her; So did a neighbor who is a doctor, as it turned out, who determined that Ema Gabriela had already died.
Then the three children left the house and went to a neighbor’s house, where they remained until the arrival of more relatives of the murdered woman.
Immediately there arrived SSP agents and an ambulance of the same corporation; The paramedics confirmed the death of the woman and the agents cordoned off the place.
The Police Intelligence and Monitoring Unit alerted the units and began the search for the taxi, which they found on Calle 41 between 26 and 28 of the El Fénix colony, behind the Technical High School Number 1.
It was reported that they found the alleged criminals in the place, so they arrested two people of Tabasco origin.
Although the agents continued with the search operation in the different exits of the city, even approaching buses of local and foreign passage.
To the house that Ema Gabriela rented arrived numerous agents of the Investigative Police, who began the investigations among the neighbors.
The body was lifted by Forensic Medical Staff around seven o’clock in the evening and transferred for autopsy.