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Former Amazon exec is prime suspect in death of estranged wife fatally shot in front of her kids

Former Amazon executive is the prime suspect in death of his estranged wife who was fatally shot through a car window in front of her children – just months after she accused him of trying to beat her to death with a bat

  • Abril Pérez Sagaón was shot in the head and neck by a man on a motorcycle who opened fire through the passenger-side window where she was seated in a car
  • The woman, her lawyer and two of her kids were being driven through Mexico City at the time of the shooting
  • She had been trying to prove that her husband had attempted to kill her in January with a baseball bat
  • However, charges against  Juan Carlos García, former head of Amazon Mexico, were bumped down to domestic violence and he is now missing
  • The estranged husband is now the prime suspect in Sagaón’s murder and her family is convinced he hired a hitman to carry out the slaying

A former Amazon executive has become the prime suspect in the fatal shooting of his estranged wife, who was shot to death in a car while riding with her lawyer and two of her children in Mexico City this week.

Abril Pérez Sagaón was shot in the head and neck by a man on a motorcycle who opened fire through the passenger-side window where she was seated in the car about 5:30pm Monday.

Her two children, the lawyer and driver of the vehicle were not injured.

Juan Carlos García, who has gone missing, is the prime suspect in the murder of his estranged wife, who was shot in the head and neck by a man on a motorcycle who opened fire through the passenger-side window where she was seated in a car in Mexico City on Monday

Abril Pérez Sagaón had moved out of Mexico City and filed for divorce after she alleged that Garcia had tried to kill her with a baseball bat in January

Abril Pérez Sagaón had moved out of Mexico City and filed for divorce after she alleged that Garcia had tried to kill her with a baseball bat in January

The husband Juan Carlos García, who has gone missing, is now the prime suspect in the woman’s murder, reports the Spanish news outlet, El País.

Garcia had been the CEO of Amazon Mexico from 2014 to 2017, and more recently was Global eCommerce and Ominchannel Director at Elektra, a Mexican tech company.

The case has drawn national interest in Mexico, where 10 women are killed every day, and at least eight out of the 10 slayings go unpunished, according to data cited by El País.

Sagaón had moved out of Mexico City and filed for divorce after she alleged that Garcia had tried to kill her with a baseball bat in January. 

The woman accused Garcia of femicide, which is when a man kills a woman, and does so on account of her gender. However, charges against him were bumped down to domestic violence and he was released on bail.

She had a restraining order placed against him, but a family member insists that Garcia had the resources to carry out the murder.

‘He had enough money to hire a hitman’, the relatives tells El País. ‘We have no doubt it was him. The way things unfolded, because he already had shown intent, and because we know the way he is’.

The woman, who has three kids, was living in Monterey north of Mexico City at the time of her death. 

Sagaón accused Garcia of femicide, which is when a man kills a woman, and does so on account of her gender. However, charges against him were bumped down to domestic violence and he was released on bail

Sagaón accused Garcia of femicide, which is when a man kills a woman, and does so on account of her gender. However, charges against him were bumped down to domestic violence and he was released on bail

Sagaón was trying to get custody of her children and was appealing a ruling to to prove her estranged husband had attempted to kill her. While in Mexico City, she was seeking a psychological evaluation that would have bolstered her case

Sagaón was trying to get custody of her children and was appealing a ruling to to prove her estranged husband had attempted to kill her. While in Mexico City, she was seeking a psychological evaluation that would have bolstered her case

She was trying to get custody of her children and was appealing a ruling to to prove Garcia had attempted to kill her. While in Mexico City, she was seeking a psychological evaluation that would have bolstered her case.

The family member, who did not want to give their name in a telephone interview, said Garcia’s lawyers were informed she was in the city, so it was possible he also knew. 

Doctors were unable to save Sagaón after she was wounded and she passed away six hours after the shooting, the family member tells El País.

‘The attack was totally directed at her’, says the relative. ‘And the only enemy she had in her life was him’.

Garcia had been the CEO of Amazon Mexico from 2014 to 2017, and more recently was Global eCommerce and Ominchannel Director at Elektra, a Mexican tech company

Garcia had been the CEO of Amazon Mexico from 2014 to 2017, and more recently was Global eCommerce and Ominchannel Director at Elektra, a Mexican tech company

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