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Today in Crime History: Adolfo Constanzo’s bloodstained ritual shed burns to the ground

On April 22, 1989, nocturnal arsonists struck, burning Constanzo’s bloodstained ritual shed to the ground. Constanzo was a Mexican palo mayombe cult leader, who performed ritual torture and murder to increase his occult powers. The next morning police conducted a full-dress exorcism at the ranch, sprinkling holy water over the graves and smoldering ashes.

Girl stabs best friend 65 times, is arrested pretending to grieve at funeral

Upset about some nude selfless posted on Facebook, 16-year-old Erandy Elizabeth Gutierrez went over to her best friend’s house and stabbed her 65 times with a kitchen knife, according to Mexican authorities. She then attended the funeral to try to look innocent, but police arrested her right then and there.

Testimony reveals existence of a ‘Mexican Murder Camp’ where American gangsters get training

Members of the prolific and violent Texas narcotrafficking gang Barrio Azteca have been receiving training from Zetas, a Mexican crime syndicate, Jesus Ernesto Chávez Castillo told a court in El Paso in February 2014. Once known as “El Camello” (“the Camel,” Mexican slang for “drug dealer”), the former hitman is now acting as a government [...]

Drunk driver’s pet parrot narks on him to cops

People teach their birds to say the darnedest things. Thanks to a man in Mexico, we now know that teaching your bird phrases like He’s drunk, He’s high or He’s packin’ might get you the unwanted attention of law enforcement, the media and even the occasional snarky blogger.

Good news, we’re safe! Stolen radioactive material recovered; bad news, robbers dead already

Well we can all rest easy as the weekend begins, because the highly radioactive shipment of cobalt-60 stolen in Mexico earlier this week has been found and secured. No one, except the robbers of course, was likely exposed. On the down side, the robbers are probably already dead.

Watch: Possibly authentic footage of Clown shooting drug lord

Retired drug lord Francisco “La Pancha” Arellano Felix, was gunned down by a clown on October 18, 2013, at a family gathering at a resort in Baja California. Now cell-phone video footage, purportedly of that very party, that shows the clown just moments before fatal shots were fired, has been released by Seminario Zeta.

Check out this bandito’s selfies

Mexican drugs cartels are brazenly posting images of members, their friends, their guns, money and cars on Facebook.

This is the face of a 20-year-old who has brazenly killed 79 people

Juan Pablo Vazquez is a Mexican drug cartel enforcer who seems to have almost no respect for human life. He was recently picked up by Mexican police carrying 22 bags of cocaine and some marijuana, but that’s really the least of his concerns. Mexican police think he’s responsible for 79 murders. He’s already admitted to [...]

Update: Mexico’s clowns denounce last week’s killer clown

The clowns of Mexico are having their annual International Clown Convention in Mexico City. In the wake of the murder of former Tijuana drug cartel leader Francisco Rafael Arellano Felix, 63, nearly one week ago, at the hands of a purported clown, clown luminaries announced that they are saddened, believing that they too are victims.

Clown opens fire at family gathering, kills drug cartel leader

This is one killer clown that probably isn’t going to wind up in jail. Francisco Rafael Arellano Felix, 63, a former leader of the Tijuana Cartel, was enjoying the company of his family on October 18 in Baja, California’s Los Cabos resort, when a clown entertaining at the party shot him in the head.

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