9 Americans, Including 2 Newborns, Killed In Ambush By Mexican Gangsters

Update: As the story of the killings in Mexico blows up in the American press, President Trump in a series of tweets offered American assistance in bringing the killers to justice. “If Mexico needs or requests help in cleaning out these monsters, the United States stands ready, willing & able to get involved and do the job quickly and effectively.”

In other words, the US is determined to bring these killers to justice. Trump added that, after the rash of violent episodes in recent months, it’s now time for Mexico to address its crime problem.

Trump also appeared to confirm that the family was caught in the crossfire between two feuding drug gangs.

Mexico has so far been more than willing to work with the administration on border security. Will it be equally as accommodating when it comes to bringing this group to justice.

Will this horrific incident finally be enough to convince AMLO that it’s time for Mexico to crack down on armed groups of drug traffickers?

In a violent ambush that reportedly took the victims completely by surprise, NBC News reports that nine Americans – a large family of what appear to be Mormon missionaries – were killed during a highway ambush by armed gangsters on Monday. Of the nine Americans killed, six were children, and two were a pair of eight-month-old twins.

There were at least eight survivors from a caravan of families who were traveling in the Mexican border state of Sonora when they were ambushed. A friend of the victims said the family was living in La Mora a the time of the incident,  which is about 75 miles south of the US border.

This family friend named the victims as Christina Marie Langford Johnson, 29, Dawna Langford, 43, Trevor Langford, 11, and Rogan Langford, two-and-a-half. Also slain were Rhonita Miller, 30, Howard Miller, 12, Krystal Miller, 10, and eight-month-old twins, Titus and Tiana Miller. They were all part of a Mormon group living in Mexico, and some were said to be traveling for a wedding.

Another relative of one of the victims, Willie Jessop, a resident of Utah, told reporters that a caravan of several families was traveling together when they were suddenly attacked. Jessop said three of the cars were shot at and one of them was set on fire.

Jessop says he and his family have been trying to mobilize Mexican federal officials to look into the killings. They have also been in contact with the FBI.

“Everyone is in so much shock,” he said. “It’s just unbelievable and there’s just no way to comprehend it.”

Even for a country that’s desensitized to extreme acts of violence, the incidents that have unfolded this year have been surprising even for Mexico. Last month, armed thugs forced the government to release the son of “El Chapo”, the former Sinaloa Cartel leader who is now being held in an American Supermax prison.

Local newspapers have described the incident as an “organized crime ambush,” but it’s unclear how exactly these nice young Mormon families got caught up in something so violent. Some said the attack might have been a case of mistaken identity.

via zerohedge

7 comments

  1. I think the “Law” enforcers in Mexico should have standing orders to shoot to kill on sight when they encounter the bandits and drug traffickers . NO, halt its the police or any of that crap. It’s them shoot ,and shoot to kill. It’s all they understand, and need to be destroyed. Too many innocent people on both sides of the border have have been hurt and/or killed because of them. The drug problem and the bandit problem has been there way too long….years and years and needs to be destroyed.

  2. Stay out of Mexico! Build wall with moat that has locks that release gators/flesh eating fish @ alternating intervals.. In between wall & moat 300yds of soldier ants. That should keep 90% of criminals out. Another 7% can B deterred with a good land 2 air missile defense system that monitors illegal border crossings by air.
    Then beef up the Coast Guard, that should stop another 2%. The rest will unfortunately B super determined entrepreneurs or B let in 2 country thru loopholes in our laws. Who knows maybe 99.9% if we fix loopholes.
    With our present political atmosphere, that might B a bigger pipe dream than all the aforementioned.

  3. We all know these Mexican CARTEL were fund by Eric Holder of the Obama administration. Nothing was done to hold him responsibility for selling guns to them! Even the death of a BORDER AGENT by CARTEL . Mormon just need to stay out of Mexico and other countries. I know what Bible say! But I don’t believe God mean to go during bad time! We can put this death on the DEMOCRATS HOUSE! WHO has failed this country for the last three years! I will say it again BLOOD ON DEMOCRATS HOUSE HANDS! ESSENTIALLY NANCY PELOSI!

  4. Trump should just warn Mexico president! If he is not going to finish the cartel then America military is going to finish them! We offer Mexico president our help. If he refused to accept it, you can believe he is either scared or part of the Cartel.

  5. I don’t believe those folks were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but members of an offshoot group that continues to practice plural marriage, which the LDS Church discontinued over a century ago.

  6. What does this say about all the Dem candidates saying they want open borders??? These are the type of terrorists that we will be letting into our country. Is Pelosi, who says there is good in them, allow them to live next door to her, or will Sanders open his home to them. It is time we closed our borders by using our military against the invaders that are storming our southern border. Then deport all those who are in our country illegally. It is time our leaders (if you can call them that) put Americans first and protect them. And that includes eliminating all sanctuary policies.

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