Someone's killing country music stars. 13 brutal murders in last 18 months bear signs of underworld executions.
In the past year and a half, 13 musicians – three since Dec. 1 – have been violently killed in attacks that bear the signs of Mexican underworld killings, reported Scotland on Sunday. None of the cases has been solved.
The motives for the murders are unknown and no evidence links them to a single killer. Love triangles, links to organized crime, reprisals for narcocorridos – ballads about drug dealers – that offended someone, and a slow drift into the criminal culture celebrated by their music have been suggested.