California teen, 18, is MURDERED throughout trip to Mexico ‘after he tried to cease his pal being crushed by gang as they left a celebration’
- U.S.-born teen Jonathan Valenzuela was stabbed useless July 3 in Tecate, Mexico
- The 18-year-old boy had traveled from San Diego to Tecate to attend a celebration together with his greatest pal Kevin Hernández
- Valenzuela and Hernández had been attacked by not less than six males, together with one who stabbed Valenzuela
- Aidé Ramos advised Univision that the household has supplied the identities of the suspects to authorities in Mexico however that no arrests have been made
- Video footage reveals one of many suspect standing over Valenzuela whereas he was mendacity on the bottom and punching him
- The combat befell throughout the road from a navy station
An 18-year-old from California who traveled from San Diego to Mexico was killed whereas attempting to defend his greatest pal from a gang after they left a home social gathering.
Jonathan Valenzuela, 18, was stabbed to loss of life on July 4 after he and his pal, Kevin Hernández, had been attacked and crushed within the center a road close to a navy in Tecate, Baja California.
Cellphone video, filmed on the scene, reveals a younger man slamming Valenzuela to the bottom and repeatedly punching him.
One other man, recognized as Junior Ortiz by native media, stepped ahead moments later and stabbed Valenzuela not less than 4 occasions.
Jonathan Valenzuela’s July 3 journey to Tecate, Mexico, resulted in tragedy when he was crushed and stabbed useless after leaving a celebration. His California mother and father have supplied the identities of the six male suspects who allegedly attacked their 13-year-old son, together with the person who stabbed him not less than 4 occasions, however no arrests have been made
Nonetheless picture from a cellphone video reveals one of many six alleged suspects beating a defenseless Jonathan Valenzuela
‘The second my son defended Kevin, they separated him and started to beat Kevin on a separate aspect from Jonathan and Jonathan was surrounded by many extra individuals,’ Valenzuela’s stepmother mom Aidé Ramos advised DailyMail.com in a telephone interview Tuesday.
‘They had been not less than 9 to 11 individuals who had been serving to the aggressor in order that different kids did not method.’
Ramos mentioned that she acquired a name from Valenzuela’s older sister, Jeslyn Valenzuela, after he had been stabbed and mentioned that they had been ready for an ambulance to reach.
She acquired a second name from Jeslyn Valenzuela roughly 5 minutes telling her Jonathan Valenzuela had died.
Jonathan Valenzuela, of San Diego, was killed July 3 in Tecate, Mexico
The household of U.S. born 13-year-old Jonathan Valenzuela has supplied the Baja California Lawyer Basic’s Workplace the images of the six male suspects who’re allegedly liable for the lethal beating.
The household supplied the Baja California Lawyer Basic’s Workplace the video of the lethal beating and images of every of the six male suspects who’re allegedly accountable.
Nonetheless, Ramos is skeptical of police, prosecutors and judges in a rustic the place homicides of foreigners, together with People, and Mexican nationals often go unsolved.
Based on authorities’s crime information system, 168 individuals have been murdered within the Baja California metropolis of Tecate by means of the primary six months of 2021 compared to the identical interval final yr when solely 58 homicides had been reported.
‘None of them have been solved and not one of the murderers have been discovered. In order that tells me that the loss of life of my son goes to be yet one more for Tecate,’ Ramos mentioned. ‘The brokers’ investigations do not give me any good solutions as a result of apparently they don’t seem to be doing their jobs or possibly they’re purchased by the identical aggressors, the identical murderers. So I do not see that they need to do their job in Tecate.’
‘Proper now I inform my spouse that I can’t return my son’s life, however we are able to put stress on (authorities) as a result of I consider that each one the youngsters of Mexico have the correct to depart and return house alive,’ Ramos added.
Baja California prosecutor Enrique Sánchez advised the Univision that whereas they’re counting on lots of the witnesses who had been current when Valenzuela was murdered, the suspects ‘could have tried to divert the investigation.’
DailyMail.com reached out to the Baja California Lawyer Basic’s Workplace for remark.