Daughters: Mexican reporter threatened for stories

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Associated Press

Posted on February 14, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Updated Saturday, Feb 15 at 2:33 AM

VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) — The daughters of a reporter slain in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz are saying their father had been threatened because of his work.

Officials in Veracruz have said that Gregorio Jimenez was killed in a personal vendetta. But on Friday Jimenez's daughters told authorities their father had had a heated argument with a woman who was mad about a story he wrote of a man getting stabbed outside her bar.

They said Teresa de Jesus Hernandez told their father she knew members of a drug cartel and would have him killed.

Jimenez was a police beat reporter for the newspapers Notisur and El Liberal. He is at least the 12th journalist slain or gone missing since 2010 in Veracruz.

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