Mexican Mayor Shot Dead The Day After She Was Sworn In
Gisela Mota, the anti-cartel mayor of Temixco in Mexico, was assassinated the day after she was sworn in. An assailant said he was paid to kill her.By Grant Suneson | January 3, 2016
A Mexican mayor who promised to rid her town of organized crime was shot dead less than a day after taking office. (Video via Partido de la Revolución Democrática)
Gisela Mota was sworn in as the mayor of Temixco in the state of Morelos on New Year's Day. Local authorities said she was gunned down at her home the next morning. Law enforcement pursued the suspects, killing two and arresting three more.
Mexican newspaper Reforma said one of the assailants admitted he was paid 500,000 pesos, or close to $30,000, for the assassination.