The story of Marisela Escobedo, the woman murdered in Mexico for investigating her daughter’s femicide

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Marisela Escobedo fought alone to capture her daughter’s killer

Marisela Escobedo’s first death was when her daughter 16 years old was murdered. The second, when the Mexican Justice acquitted the murderer. The third, when in December 2010, was shot in the head that ended his life.

In 2008, the Mexican stopped being just a mother who mourned the death of her daughter, Rubí Marisol Frayre, to become a human rights activist who sought justice in the face of the authorities’ failure to clarify the case.

Marisela’s story is told now, almost ten years after her murder, in the documentary The three deaths of Marisela Escobedo, directed by Carlos Pérez Osorio, which has just been launched on Netflix.

Rubí was murdered in August 2008 in Ciudad Juárez, in the state of Chihuahua, in northern Mexico. The killer, Sergio Rafael Barraza, was his companion. He threw the girl’s remains in a pig depot, where they were found months after the crime.

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