Eight relatives, including children as young as two, were tied up and stabbed to death because of $115 debt over dog stud fee

Murdered: A woman walks past the home where a family of eight was murdered in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico


Murdered: A woman walks past the home where a family of eight was murdered in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

(SOURCE)  Eight members of the same family, including three children, were murdered over a $115 debt.

Grieving neighbours and friends in Juarez, Mexico, are struggling to understand the horrific killing of the religious family in a massacre that prosecutors in this Mexican border city say was over a $115 debt the father couldn’t repay.

Maximo Romero Sanchez, who worked as a mechanic and fixed and sold used cars, apparently owed money to the killers. 

Prosecutors said the killers had gone to the family’s home a month ago trying to collect a debt that was owed by Romero Sanchez for a $115 stud fee for a dog. At that time, Romero Sanchez said he didn’t have the money.

When the suspects returned on Sunday and Romero Sanchez once again told them he didn’t have the money, the family members were bound, gagged and stabbed to death in their home in a poor neighborhood.

Killed along with Romero Sanchez were his wife, their four and six-year-old children, and four other relatives, including a two-year-old.

Church elders said they never heard about Romero Sanchez’s family having any problems.

About 150 people gathered Wednesday night at the Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Ciudad Juarez for the funeral service of four members of the family.

‘They, the family, were honorable people, dedicated to the church and to God. They would come to the church’s meetings every Thursday and Sunday,’ church elder Ismael Toribio said. ‘This is something I can’t explain. We are in shock.’

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