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Murder-protest mother shot dead

Masked gunmen have shot dead a mother protesting outside the governor's office in northern Mexico to demand justice for her murdered daughter.

State prosecutor Jorge Gonzalez says the three men pulled up in a car and shot Marisela Escobedo Ortiz.

Ms Escobedo had been protesting for three days in front of the governor's palace in Chihuahua.

She had been campaigning for justice over the killing of her teenage daughter after a judge cleared the main suspect in April.

Seventeen-year-old Rubi Frayre Escobedo's body was found dismembered and burned in 2008. Her live-in boyfriend had been charged with her murder.

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