Mariachi Singer Shot Dead by Husband in Del Valle Restaurant

Deceased mariachi singer Yrma Lydya, Photo: Google


Mexican tabloids were abuzz over the weekend on the news that famed mariachi singer Yrma Lydya was shot dead by her lawyer husband, Jesús Hernández Alcocer, on the night of Thursday, June 23, while the couple were dining at the upscale Suntory restaurant in Mexico City’s Colonia Del Valle.

Lydya, the daughter of Carlos Quiñones, a well-known radio broadcaster and founder of Grupo Radio Comunicación who died of covid-19 in 2020, was allegedly killed by Hernández Alcocer over a martial spat during a moment of rage.

Hernández Alcocer was arrested on the spot and taken into police custody. He is currently being held without bail.

Lydya apparently died at the scene, as a result of a bullet straight to her head.

Adding to the notoriety of the murder, Hernández Alcocer had purported provided legal services for years without a license or law degree, which he finally obtained in 2017 at age 74.

According to sources close to the case, Hernández Alcocer often imposed his will on legal adversaries, making threats and brandishing a gold-plated .380 caliber pistol that he always carried with him, the very same weapon he used to kill his wife.

According to public records, Hernández Alcocer was married twice before, and both of his previous wives died “under suspicious circumstances.”

Also, Hernández Alcocer worked at the National Monte de Piedad pond shop between 1979 and 1982, under the command of director Leopoldo Ramírez Limón, who was imprisoned in 1983 for the alleged fraud of 283 million pesos that were supposed to go to charity.

In 2011, Hernández Alcocer was directly implicated in an alleged scheme to embezzle $130 million.

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