Moisés Dagdug, Tabasco broadcaster. Moisés Dagdug, Tabasco broadcaster.

Politician, broadcaster killed in Villahermosa

Dagdug had been critical of state government but robbery believed to be motive

Robbery is believed to have been the motive behind the murder Saturday of Tabasco radio station owner and politician Moisés Dagdug Lutzow, although he had received threats against his life.

The former federal deputy, a member of the Democratic Revolution Party who represented Tabasco between 2006 and 2009, was found dead in his home in Villahermosa by employees after discovering his front gate had been pulled down and left lying in the street.

He had been stabbed to death.

Dagdug’s truck was later found abandoned on the Villahermosa-Cárdenas highway.

The owner of radio station XEVX-AM La Grande was also the director of Grupo VX, a radio and television news service on which he was a strong critic of the state government of Arturo Núñez Jiménez.

News director Ángel Antonio Jiménez said Dagdug had received threats and reported them on his program. He wasn’t afraid to say he had been threatened, said Jiménez, who added that criminals had entered his home on two occasions.

He had changed his security system and living habits but lost his life regardless.

The news director said it was still not possible to say what the motive of the crime was but did suggest the state was “living with a security crisis.”

Dagdug’s daughter was married to Fabián Granier, son of Andrés Granier Melo, Tabasco’s governor between 2007 and 2012 and now in jail on suspicion of tax fraud and money laundering, but the marriage ended in divorce.

Fabián has also been implicated in tax fraud and is a fugitive from justice.

A mechanical engineer by training, Dagdug was 65.

Source: El Universal (sp), Milenio (sp)

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