“If it were up to me, I would kill all the deputies”: that’s how the widow of Aristóteles Sandoval spoke, who today asks to remember her husband

Lorena Jassibe Arriaga: “If it were up to me, I would kill all the deputies”

Lorena Jassibe Arriaga de Sandoval mentioned, in 2015, that if it were up to her “He killed all the deputies.”

“I do not understand much about politics, the politician is my husband and I put myself at his orders as his friend, I do not understand much, If it were up to me, I would kill all the deputies, he hanged the poor because… I don’t know if there are any good ones there ”, these were the words of Aristóteles Sandoval’s wife.

Arriaga de Sandoval made this controversial statement in an official meeting he had with the officials who would be in charge of the municipal DIFs, as part of a training workshop given by the state agency in 2015.

The recording of the wife of the former governor of Jalisco stood out after the death of Aristóteles Sandoval was made known in Puerto Vallarta. The next he apologized. At that time she was the president of the System for the Integral Development of the Family (DIF).

Lorena's audio was broadcast through a YouTube video.  (Photo: Screenshot)
Lorena’s audio was broadcast through a YouTube video. (Photo: Screenshot)

“The comment, beyond its playful tone, is inappropriate, that’s how I understand it. I extend a sincere apology to the legislators, my intention, you can appreciate it, in no way was it to offend them. As I said at that time, I am not a politician, my vocation is professional and technical, with this incident it may already be clearer to you, indeed the political is not my strong suit, ”said the wife of the former Governor of Jalisco

Lorena’s audio was broadcast through a YouTube video.


The former governor of the Mexican state Jalisco, Aristóteles Sandoval, was shot dead on Friday from behind in the bathroom of a restaurant in the Puerto Vallarta tourist center, reported authorities of that entity, considered one of the most violent in the country due to the action of the drug cartels.

The state prosecutor, Gerardo Solís, said on social networks that about 01:40 local time (0740 GMT) Sandoval got up from the restaurant table where he was dining with other diners and went to the bathroom. There he was “apparently attacked by a subject directly, with a firearm from behind.”

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who promised to lower rates of intentional homicides in the country when he took office in 2018, lamented the murder in his daily press conference and promised to investigate “So that the motive cause is known and those responsible are punished”.

In a subsequent radio interview, Solís explained that when the ex-governor’s bodyguards (2013-2018) left the premises to take him to the hospital, they were shot by between eight and 10 men. One of the members of the former official’s security was seriously injured and operated urgently.

Police officers at the crime scene where former Governor Aristotle Sandoval was assassinated (Photo: REUTERS)
Police officers at the crime scene where former Governor Aristotle Sandoval was assassinated (Photo: REUTERS)

According to the prosecutor, Sandoval had only two bodyguards, of the 15 he had at his disposal. “He did not comment on having received any type of threat, on the contrary, he seemed calm”He said, revealing that the former governor always left his security outside the restaurants he went to.

Solís also explained that the establishment’s staff will be investigated because “He completely manipulated the scene of the events” before the arrival of the experts, cleaning blood stains, fingerprints and even taking the security cameras, “with the aim of hindering justice,” he denounced.

Sandoval’s mandate in Jalisco got off to a bloody start, when his Secretary of Tourism was shot dead in the state capital, Guadalajara, at the hands of alleged gunmen from the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG), just a week after he took office. .

In May 2015 the authorities launched a failed attempt to capture the head of the CJNG, Nemesio “El Mencho ”Oseguera, which ended with the downing of a military helicopter by cartel henchmen in the west of the state. Oseguera is still at large.


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