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Mother of murdered child takes chat show host for legal counsel

May 22, 2015

The mother of a six-year old boy who was tortured and murdered by five other schoolchildren in Chihuahua State, Mexico, has fired her lawyer and taken the legal assistance of a chat show host. The mother, Tania Concepcion Mora, was seen arriving at court yesterday accompanied by a lawyer carrying a microphone emblazoned with a large pink logo of the glitzy Laura Bozzo program, seen on Televisa in Mexico, and Univision in the US. The program is better known for reporting on celebrity and scandal.

A camerman from the program followed the pair as they headed into court.

Sources at the state prosecutors office told El Diario newspaper that they had overheard a conversation in which employees of Bozzo had offered Mora 500,000 pesos and legal assistance in exchange for the right to cover her story.

On her program yesterday, Bozzo denied accusations that she had demanded exclusivity from Mora to cover her case. She said she would be transmitting updates on Mora's case. "We are not going to stop until justice i done; the death of the child will not go unpunished."
Mora, for her part, thanked Bozzo on her program. She said that she had not been offered money, and was accepting the aid because she had been guaranteed her case would be resolved in two months.Her previous lawyer, Alonso Tadeo, who was fired the same day, called the offer a "farse" and said the case needed much longer that two months to be resolved."This situation is going to collapse," he told El Zocalo. "Society isn't going to believe what is really happening."

Sources: El Diario , El Zocalo. 


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Hello. I'm a journalist, radio producer and teacher. I've worked in Latin America and the Caribbean for most of my career. My work has taken me across a minefield, into a gunfight, paddling a dugout canoe and inside the homes of many brave and generous people. I have also produced several major international reporting projects where a large part of my job was recruiting and mentoring local reporters. I love teaching, and besides journalism, I have taught soccer, robotics, anthropology and English.

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