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The daughter of a murdered Mexican reporter dies from an attack wound

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Mexico City (AP) — The daughter of a reporter who was killed earlier this week in Tamaulipas, a border area in northern Mexico, died Friday after being injured in an attack that killed her father.

On Wednesday, Antonio de la Cruz was killed as the twelfth journalist in Mexico this year, and a man riding a motorcycle outside his home fired at him in the car. His daughter, Cynthia de la Cruz Martinez, 23, got into a car with him and was shot.

On Friday, the newspaper Expreso, where De la Cruz worked, reported that her daughter died of her injury at a hospital in Ciudad Victoria where the attack occurred. According to the newspaper, she had a gunshot wound on her head.

Also on Friday, the Western Governor of Jalisco said he was stabbed by what the director of a university radio station in the coastal city of Puerto Vallarta said was an attempted robbery. ..

Governor Enrique Alfaro said Susanna Carreño was in a stable condition after undergoing surgery.

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Thursday that federal prosecutors had taken over the investigation into the murder of De La Cruz as a crime against free speech.

One of the reporter's colleagues said Delacruz was once apparently asked by state officials to remove some of his tweets.

"On Twitter, Antonio criticized the state government a lot, criticizing the government," said fellow reporter Carlos Manuel Juarez. "At some point he even said he asked him to remove some important tweets he made."

De la Cruz, 47, almost For 30 years, I was a reporter for the local newspaper Expreso.

"This is clearly an attack on free speech," said Miguel Dominguez, director of Expresso.

Almost all recent governors of Tamaulipas face corruption charges, from money laundering to drug cartel support.

Expreso has been targeted for years. In 2012, one of the worst years of drug cartel violence, a car bomb exploded in front of a newspaper building. In 2018, a cooler with a human head inside was left in the newspaper and warned not to report violence in the city.