Mexico prosecutors eye son in killing of film director, wife

Updated 4:16 pm, Friday, September 30, 2016

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Officials say the murder of Mexican film director Leon Serment and his wife’s subsequent death are believed to have been contract killings arranged by their son.

Mexico City prosecutor Rodolfo Rios says the killings were apparently carried out for the equivalent of about $5,200 per victim.

Rios alleged Friday at a news conference that the unidentified son and his girlfriend were the “intellectual authors” of the murders. He said four suspects including those who ordered and those who carried out the killings were arrested Thursday.

Serment directed the 2010 film “Tequila Effect,” a thriller about the 1994 peso crisis. He was stabbed to death Aug. 27. Serment’s wife, Adriana Rosique, was found hanged in her home on Sept. 19.

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