The husband of Mexican singer Yrma Lydya, suspected of her shooting murder in a restaurant in Mexico City, was transferred this Saturday to preventive detention amid investigations into the femicide of the 21-year-old artist, according to local media. .
Jesús Hernández Alcocer, 79, would have been sent along with a member of his escort to a prison in the capital of Mexico as a suspect in the shooting on Thursday at the Suntory restaurant, a luxury establishment in the Valle neighborhood, in the capital.
The Attorney General's Office has not confirmed the transfer of the artist's husband, whose femicide has shaken the country in the midst of an incessant wave of violence against women.
Mexico registered 1,004 victims of femicide in 2021, as murder motivated by gender violence is typified, 2.66% more than in 2020, according to official figures.
Mexican singer Yrma Lydya is murdered by her husband inside a restaurant
June 24, 202201:36
The shooting occurred in a private area of the restaurant after an alleged argument between the couple.
Following the attack, police said the suspected killer and a man acting as his driver and escort had been detained as they tried to escape in their car.
Hernández Alcocer has previously been charged with crimes including threats, fraud and extortion.
He was sued in 2004 in the United States for allegedly resorting to illegal methods when he acted as a lawyer, without being one.
The lawsuits against him were dismissed.
In Mexico, he was the legal representative of the bishop of Ecatepec, Onesimo Cepeda, when in 2009 he was accused of fraud for 130 million dollars together with businessman Jaime Matute Labrador.
They watch the singer Yrma Lydya allegedly murdered by her husband in Mexico
June 26, 202201:41
Yrma Lydya Gamboa Jiménez was a singer and actress since she was a child.
She acted in dozens of telenovelas and sang on television programs interpreting regional hits.
In 2019 she received the National Prize for Culture awarded by the Senate, as well as the honorary doctorate awarded by the Chamber of Deputies.