A gang has beaten to death an American real estate agent in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Oliver Caraco, formerly of Miami, Florida, was killed outside of the “La Lomita” nightclub on Saturday night, allegedly by three youths.
|The murder may have been unintentional|
According to reports from Mexico, Mr. Caraco, 53, was a regular at La Lomita. A group of up to fifteen young people started to harass Mr. Caraco in the bar. As he left, they threatened to steal his scooter. He fended them off, and got as far as a nearby bypass (“Libramiento Dolores”), where the three caught up to him and beat him to death.
Some reports have Mr. Caraco coming upon the group first outside the bar, and then confronting them as they tried to steal his motorbike. A scuffle ensued, and he got as far as the bypass, where the three men killed him.
|Oliver Daniel Caraco, 53|
When the police and paramedics arrived at the bypass, Mr. Caraco was unresponsive, with no vital signs. The three alleged killers were still on the scene, drinking alcohol, and in shock. It seems that the assault may have been intended to scare Mr. Caraco, and to take his scooter, but not to kill him.
The three men had bloodstains on their clothes and did not resist arrest.
(TE Wilson is the author of Mezcalero, a Detective Sánchez novel.)