Mexico

Octavio Rojas Hernández

11 August 2014

The Journalist for the daily El Bueno Tono ( The Good Tone) was shot dead outside his home in San José Cosolapa, Oaxaca, Mexico. According to police sources, Hernández was talking to a young man who had come to his house, claiming to be interested in buying his vehicle when he was shot four times and killed. Rojas was known for reporting police work and topics on organized crime. Media reported that , a few days before his murder, Rojas had published an article about the busting by the Mexican security forces of a criminal cell that was siphoning gas from Mexico's state-owned oil company Pemex.