Mexican Journalist Killed After Using Twitter

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A Mexican journalist was killed via decapatation after posting updates to ongoing criminal stories via a social media site, according to CPJ.org.

Maria Elizabeth Macias Castro, 39-year-old editor of local daily Primera Hora, used her Twitter account "La NenaDLaredo" (The girl from Laredo) to write adversely about criminal groups and minor corruption in city affairs, El Universal reports.

A follow up story from CPJ notes that the killers of Castro made sure their actions and message were clear by leaving a hand-written note along with a prop keyboard nearby the crime scene.

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