Saturday, June 22, 2024

Wife arrested for disconnecting ex-mayor on life support

The wife of a former mayor has been arrested after allegedly attempting to disconnect her husband from life support in a Durango hospital.

The state attorney general’s office said Nora Lucila, the wife of former Canatlán mayor Eugenio Rodríguez del Campo, was caught while disconnecting her husband’s oxygen and other tubes at a hospital in the city of Durango.

Her husband has been hospitalized since 2016 with Lou Gehrig’s disease.

The ex-mayor’s family had previously requested that Lucila be placed under special surveillance. She was accused of putting rat poison in her husband’s food over an extended period.

On another occasion, she reportedly attacked her husband in his hospital bed, leaving him with bruises and cuts.

Authorities said Lucila, 44, could face a charge of attempted homicide. Her husband was mayor of Canatlán from 2007 to 2010 and prior to that was the state director of urban development.

Source: El Universal (sp), El Sol de Durango (sp)

Have something to say? Paid Subscribers get all access to make & read comments.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen announces the new sanctions against La Nueva Familia Michoacana, speaking at a podium

US announces new sanctions targeting members of La Nueva Familia Michoacana

U.S. officials said the sanctions target leaders, lieutenants and an assassin working for the criminal organization La Nueva Familia Michoacana.
A fisherman points out the bubbling "water eye" in the ocean off Cozumel Island, with a cruise ship and another fishing boat in the background.

Churning ‘water eye’ appears off coast of Cozumel Island in Quintana Roo

The phenomenon is a result of the Yucatán Peninsula's unusual geology.
A person pours water on his face under blazing sun

Heat-related death toll climbs to 155, more than doubling in 3 weeks

Tabasco and Veracruz account for nearly half of all heat-related fatalities in the country so far this year.