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Apparent Crime of Passion in Local Hotel

By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 19 May, 2011

(Acapulco, NA 19 May) The traditional Hotel Las Hamacas, on the Costera in Acapulco’s Traditional Zone was the scene of what appears to be a crime passion, committed last night. The man and the woman in room 221 were found in bed, strangled by the sheets. The police were called, and ninety minutes later investigators arrived to perform the routine forensic investigation. Nothing about the circumstances of the crime links it to Acapulco’s recent wave of drug violence; on the contrary, it appears to be the work of someone who knew at least one of the two victims and strongly disapproved of their being together in bed. Neither one has been identified, either as locals or visitors. Only recently the Mexican government repealed the law that effectively exonerated a husband if he murdered his wife and her lover, for so long as they were caught in a flagrant act of adultery.

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