Mexico police detain alleged serial child killer
Published on Jul 6, 2014 11:20 AM
MEXICO CITY (REUTERS) - Mexican police have detained a man who allegedly murdered four children and a woman in a small town in the centre of the country, authorites said on Saturday, as statistics show a marked increased in the number of women being murdered.
The state attorney's office in the town of San Luis Potosi said Filiberto Hernandez, 43, was detained on Thursday and confessed to five murders between 2010 and 2013. The office said he also raped his victims.
The crimes took place in Tamuin, a town of 16,000 southeast of San Luis Potosi, where Hernandez was a zumba and karate teacher.
The state attorney said it used the confession to find the remains of two of his victims, 9-year old Dulce Jimena Reyes, who disappeared in April, and Eliehoenai Chavez, 32, abducted in May after leaving the factory where she worked.
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