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Father in Mexico Mormon Massacre Has Message to Leaders

"If I place the blame for my daughter's murder on something — that something is called the abandonment by... the governments of Chihuahua and Sonora." Adrián LeBarón spoke with Brut about the brutal massacre of his family.

‘I can’t get that sight of my family out of my head’

The daughter and 4 grandchildren of Adrián LeBarón — grandson of the founder of Colonia LeBarón in Galeana — were murdered at the border of Chihuahua and Sonora. The nine women and children killed by drug cartel gunmen in northern Mexico lived in a remote farming community where residents call themselves Mormon — descendants of former members of The Church of Jesus of Latter-day Saints who fled the U.S. to escape the church’s 19th century polygamy ban.

“The reason why I’ve agreed to this interview is that my daughter was killed in this massacre: María Rhonita LeBarón Tucker. If I place the blame for my daughter’s murder on anything, that something is called the neglect by both governments – the governments of Chihuahua and Sonora – of this area. One thing that clearly confirmed for me the neglect to which this area is subject is that when I heard about my daughter, that they’d set fire to the car she was in. Yes, we sought help from the federal police. They came with us, because we heard that and we went there, and a couple of Army soldiers also came with us. And what shocked me the most was arriving at the scene. Seeing them there, going down and seeing their bullet-ridden bodies, shot dead and covered in blood. I can’t get that sight out of my head,” Adrián Dayer LeBarón Soto, Father of Rhonita LeBarón tells Brut.

Many of the families living there trace their origins to the community of La Mora to the 1950s — and some have much deeper roots. With a population of less than 1,000 dual U.S.-Mexican citizens, La Mora lies in a desert valley ringed by rugged mountains about 70 miles south of the border towns of Douglas, Arizona and Agua Prieta in Mexico’s Sonora state.

Brut.

11/15/2019 4:59 PM
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192 comments

  • Manuel C.
    a day

    Que tristeza tan grande que sigan ocurriendo estas tragedias en nuestro México lindo querido.

  • Mimi L.
    2 days

    mui tristes eso nos tienes nombres los qes hisieron eso marditos asesinos qes dolos tan grandes seleves aese señor

  • Laech R.
    2 days

    Que triste

  • Paulina M.
    2 days

    Es sierto lo que dice , cuanta importancia

  • Irma L.
    2 days

    ISI es berdad tiene toda la razón

  • Ada P.
    2 days

    Gue en Paz descanse me uno a su dolor

  • Maria N.
    3 days

    Muy triste muy cierto lo gue el dice

  • Antonio G.
    3 days

    Esto personajes son delso la cesta digamos por eso los destrron USA

  • Amador M.
    3 days

    Por q no t regresas a usa

  • Manuel V.
    4 days

    Cjigadatupitamadre.javier.pinchi.culero.etes.delos.mismos.rateros.

  • Manuel V.
    4 days

    .ipoeso.loslevaron.srchigaron.esastieras.illitienene.elresultado.

  • Jose P.
    4 days

    Desgraciadamente es el tipo de gobierno que existe en México ineficientes basura

  • Ada C.
    4 days

    Q Dios les des paz hace familia me duele mi corazon es triste los q les paso y les de fortaleza

  • Luis J.
    4 days

    A PERO CUANDO ELLOS MATARON SENTIAN PLACER BOLA DE PERROS ZATANICOS ASESENOS LEAN SU ISTORIA D ESTOS ANIMALES K SON LOS LEBARON

  • Oziel N.
    4 days

    Ya larguense de México perros

  • Sergio O.
    4 days

    Lo ke dise es pura verdad pobre familias

  • Fess L.
    4 days

    Para que see meten con los narcos y dejen algo de agua a los pobres que ellos son hijos de dios tambien dejen de abusar que dios es amor y con amor see paga

  • Estrella F.
    4 days

    En mexico ,pura impunidad y no creo q un dia baya a cambiar,al contrario esta peor con ese presidente q solo quiere a rreglarlo con abrazos y apapachos.pero q tal y a el o a su familia le pasara algo asi ,pero a ellos no les importa q la gente muera que se las arreglen como puedan como ellos estan bien custodiados.,

  • Lourdes S.
    5 days

    Dejenme decirles..los levaron no son una perita en dulce .tambien tienen su lado obcuro.robaban tierras y agua de los vesinos.peero no justifico lo k hisieron los contrarios.k culpa tenia la fam especialmente los niños!!!

  • Raul M.
    5 days

    LOS LEBARON SON TERRORISTAS Y ANTIPATRIOTAS...