Two arrested in Merida cybercafe murder; robbery was alleged motive

Didier Sulub Centurión after being detained by police (Photo:

Police have arrested Didier Joel Sulub Centurión and Rey José Hernán Sierra Jiménez in connection with the murder of the night manager of a cybercafe in Merida’s San Juan neighborhood.

In compliance with the respective arrest warrants, Sierra Jimenez was arrested at dawn Monday Sept. 21 at 69th Street between 116 and 116-A in the Yucalpetén neighborhood. Police arrested Sulub Centurion Monday afternoon outside the Hospital O’Horan, where he was hospitalized because of injuries allegedly sustained during the crime.

According to information from the Attorney General (FGE), the investigation of the crime paid off five days after the murder occurred in an internet cafe in the district of San Juan. The suspects were allegedly involved in the incident in which Ramiro Leal Cox, 29, was killed in the early morning of Thursday Sept. 18.

The subjects were accused of planning a robbery at the cafe located on Calle 64 between 69 and 71 in downtown Merida. 

Didier Sulub Centurión after being detained by police (Photo:
Didier Sulub Centurión after being detained by police (Photo:

Sierra Jimenez was presented to the Second Judge of Control, Edwin Mugarte Luis Guerrero, Oral Justice Center of Merida, and was charged with murder and aggravated robbery. Sulub Centurion was presented at a hearing in the same court for the same charges as Sierra Jimenez.

According to the Forensic Medical Service (Semefo), Leal Cox had knife wounds in the head, neck, chest and arms and died as a result of acute post-hemorrhagic anemia due to laceration of the jugular vein and right subclavian artery wound.

Investigators allege the two suspects covered video cameras installed in the cybercafe, then fled with 8,400 pesos (USD$525) that they had taken from the business.

Source:  Noticias de Yucatan