MEX­ICO: KILLED OVER A JOKE?

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Mex­i­can teenager Juan Luis La­gu­nas Ros­ales, 17, be­came a Youtube sen­sa­tion when he posted videos of him­self down­ing whisky.

Over a mil­lion fans started fol­low­ing the chubby, baby-faced teen on Twit­ter, Face­book and In­sta­gram.

He be­gan mak­ing money from his videos. He’d film him­self with beau­ti­ful women, post pic­tures mock­ing his own weight. Mex­i­can rock stars asked him to be in their videos.

But, in one video he posted, he went too far. Sit­ting in a bar, sur­rounded by women and booze, he shouted in­sults about a man named Ruben Oseguera Cer­vantes, 51.

Cer­vantes, also known as El Men­cho, was head of a deadly car­tel. It was said he’d ‘ex­e­cute your whole fam­ily based on not much more than a ru­mour’.

Weeks later, in De­cem­ber 2017, Juan was with friends in a bar when four men burst in.

An hour ear­lier, he’d posted a video on In­sta­gram, re­veal­ing his lo­ca­tion.

The men fired 15 bul­lets into the so­cial-me­dia star’s head.

Many say he’d signed his own death war­rant when he’d mocked El Men­cho.

Po­lice in­ves­ti­gated, but El Men­cho is still one of the most wanted men in Mex­ico.

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