Horror in Arizona: Chandler, AZ Beheading Elevates Illegal Immigrant Mexican Drug Cartel Fears in State
Posted By Vicki McClure Davidson on October 29, 2010
In Chandler, Arizona, a man was recently found murdered by decapitation in what law authorities are speculating could be retaliation from a Mexican drug cartel.
Beheading is a common, dramatic method of murder among Mexican drug gangs. The man who was murdered and the arrested suspect in Arizona were both illegal aliens.
It can’t be denied: The violence and bloodshed of illegal entry across the border, as was predicted, is spilling over into the United States. The borders must be secured, no matter how “safe” Team Obama, Homeland Security, and other Democrat politicians claim they are. And if DHS head Janet Napolitano can’t do it, we need to fire her sorry butt and put someone in charge who CAN.
From KPHO News, Chandler Police Arrest Man In Beheading:
CHANDLER, Ariz. –A 36-year-old Chandler man was arrested Sunday in connection with the murder and decapitation of another man, according to Chandler police.
Crisantos Moroyoqui was taken into custody and booked on charges of second-degree murder and hindering prosecution, police said.
“We have somebody that has been stabbed and been decapitated,” said Detective Frank Mendoza. “Do we encounter these types of cases often? No.
“But it doesn’t change the focus of the investigation, the thoroughness, or the accuracy at which we will proceed to determine actually what happened,” he said.
Officers were called to the 300 block of West Fairview about 5:30 a.m. Sunday, where they found a Hispanic man in his 30s stabbed and decapitated inside an apartment, police said. They said the victim’s head was found near the body.
Police followed bloody shoe prints to a nearby apartment, where they said they found tennis with what appeared to be blood outside the apartment. When they contacted Moroyoqui, his clothing also appeared to have blood, they said.
Officers said Moroyoqui had been living near the victim and it appeared they knew each other.
The victim was not identified, pending notification of family.
Police said Moroyoqui refused to cooperate with police after his arrest.
From My Way News, Arizona beheading raises fears of drug violence:
CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) – The gruesome case of a man who was stabbed and beheaded in a suburban Phoenix apartment has police investigating whether the killing is potentially the most extreme example of Mexican drug cartel violence spilling over the border.
Martin Alejandro Cota-Monroy’s body was found Oct. 10 in a Chandler apartment – his severed head a couple feet away. One man suspected in the killing has been arrested, and a manhunt is under way for three others.
Detectives are focused on whether the men belong to a Mexican drug cartel, and they suspect that Cota-Monroy’s killing was punishment for stealing drugs. The brutal nature of the killing could be designed to send a message to others within the cartel.
“If it does turn out to be a drug cartel out of Mexico, typically that’s a message being sent,” said Chandler police Detective David Ramer. “This person was chosen to be executed. It sends a message to other people: If you cross us, this is what happens.”
Decapitations are a regular part of the drug war in Mexico as cartels fight over territory. Headless bodies have been hanged from bridges by their feet, severed heads have been sent to victims’ family members and government officials, and bags of up to 12 heads have been dropped off in high-profile locations.
The killing could also affect the immigration debate in Arizona. Supporters of the state’s controversial immigration law frequently cite this type of violence as reason to crack down on illegal immigrants. The decapitation victim and the suspects were all illegal immigrants.
Republican Gov. Jan Brewer drew criticism this year for claiming that headless bodies were being found in the Arizona desert as she sought to bolster her argument for immigration reform. She later backtracked on those claims, but said such violence in the broader border region is cause enough for alarm.
The killing has unnerved residents in the neighborhood and apartment complex where Cota-Monroy was killed.
The tiny, run-down complex sits along a side street across from ramshackle trailer homes in a neighborhood not far from brand-new strip malls with big-box stores in the suburb of Chandler.
From ABC 13 News, Arizona beheading raises fears of drug violence:
Moroyoqui was arrested and charged with second-degree murder and hindering prosecution. He pleaded not guilty on Wednesday and has refused to speak to police. He declined to speak with The Associated Press.
The other suspects have been identified as Jose David Castro Reyes, 25; Isai Aguilar Morales, 22, and a man between the ages of 20 and 27 only known by the nickname “El Joto,” a derogatory Spanish term for a gay man.
They are believed to have fled to Mexico, making it very difficult to locate them.
While extreme violence has stayed south of the border for the most part, some of it has spilled over into the U.S.
In March, Arizona rancher Robert Krentz was gunned down while checking water lines on his property near the border. Authorities believe — but have never produced substantive proof — that an illegal immigrant, likely a scout for drug smugglers, was to blame for his killing.
In May 2009, a Mexican drug cartel lieutenant who became an informant for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was shot eight times outside his pricey home in El Paso. The lieutenant, Jose Daniel Gonzalez Galeana, was living in Texas on a visa that ICE gave him, and is believed to be the first ranking cartel member killed in the U.S.
Additional border security, illegal immigration, and election information:
CNS News: 1,200 Children Killed by Cartel Violence in Mexico Since 2006
Gateway Pundit: Texas National Guardsman Shot to Death in Mexico and Good News! Arizona Welcomes Immigrants…Says The New York Times and Hypocrisy Alert: Mexico Builds Border Fence on Its Southern Border and Supporters Cheer “Viva Ruth!” & “Si Se Puede!” at Ruth McClung’s Debate with Democrat-Socialist Raul Grijalva (Video) and Severed Head of Official Investigating Murdered American Jet-Skier Delivered to Mexican Military – In a Suitcase and Mexican Pirates Shoot US Man on Jet Ski in the Back of the Head- Then Shoot At His Wife in US Waters
Frugal Café Blog Zone: Escalation of Deaths of Children in Mexico Killed by Mexican Drug Cartel Wars: More Than 1,200 Kids Murdered Since 2006, Thousands More Mutilated, Crippled (video) and More Gun Battles in Mexico: Soldiers Kill 30 Drug Cartel Members Near US Border, Texas Requests Used MC-12 Aircraft for Border Protection and Medical Update on Widow of Murdered AZ Rancher, Sue Krentz, and Friend After Being Hit by Latino DUI Driver and Beheading: Mexican Army Receives Severed Head, Identified as Police Investigator Working on Falcon Lake’s Mexican Pirate Shooting of American David Hartley (video) and Mexican Pirate Suspects Named, Wife Tiffany’s Story Corroborated, Search for Body of David Hartley in Falcon Lake Continues (video) and Falcon Lake Tragedy: American Shooting Victim David Hartley Still Not Found, Mexican Drug Cartel Pirates Terrorizing Texas Lake (video) and Mexican Pirates Attack Sightseeing Couple at Texas Falcon Lake — Husband Shot in Head, Feared to Have Been Killed (video) and Warnings Issued: Armed Mexican Drug Cartel Pirates in Texas Lake… Terrorizing & Robbing US Citizens Who Are Fishing & Boating in Falcon Lake (video) and Gruesome: More Decapitated Bodies in Mexico — Four Headless, Mutilated Bodies Hung by Their Feet from Bridge as Drug Lord’s Message (video)
PapaTodd: Raul Grijalva Throws the Race Card – Actually He Has His Wife Do It
Michelle Malkin: Connect the dots: Obama + SEIU + Arizona and Colin Powell brags: I can see illegal aliens inside my house and Update on Arizona rancher Robert Krentz murder case and From the front lines: Ranchers speak out on border chaos
Mcnorman’s Weblog: Found On Lake and The Murder Of David Michael Hartley UPDATE: Surprise! Mexico Is NOT Cooperating and The Safest Border Evah!!!! Man Feared Dead After Pirates Open Fire in TX Boundary Waters
Republican Redefined: Mexico’s Falcon Lake Shooting Investigator Beheaded
Doug Powers, Michelle Malkin: Clown Colbert’s Democrat enablers make mockery of immigration policy; Rep. Steve King brings reality to hijacked hearing; Update: FIASCO! Dems fight over Colbert
Houston Chronicle: Policeman possibly linked to Falcon Lake case beheaded
Star-Telegram: Severed head of Falcon Lake investigator delivered to Mexican army, state rep says