Murders over animal fighting
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, November/December 2013:
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico––Chihuahua state general prosecutor
Jorge Gonzalez Nicolas told media on November 20, 2013 that police had
arrested suspects Jesus Mendoza Hernandez, 21, and Edgar Lujan
Guevara, 31, in the alleged dogfighting-related murders of a family of
eight, and were seeking a third suspect.
The suspects “took money and three vehicles. It was all
apparently because of a bet made at a pit bull dog fight,” Gonzalez
Nicolas said, contrary to speculation in some media that a dog stud fee
was at issue.
The sum in dispute was reportedly $115.
Two men, three women, a six-year-old, and a four-year-old
were allegedly gagged, bound, and stabbed to death. A two-month-old
baby was spared.
The killing, on November 17, 2013, opened a week that also
included the November 22 murder of gamecock trainer Sombat Srijomkwan,
46, in Suphan Buri, Thailand. Cockfighter Sittihorn Homedaeng, 27,
allegedly shot Sombat Srijomkwon after finding him eating one of
Sittihorn Homedaeng’s gamecocks.