Notorious Female Prisoner The Wolf Dies Of COVID

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCentral European News

An infamous female criminal nicknamed ‘The Wolf’ who was serving a 492-year prison sentence in Mexico for killing 10 people has died of the coronavirus.

Maria Eulalia Guadalupe Buendia Torres, nicknamed ‘The Wolf’, was imprisoned in the prison of Santiaguito Tlalcilalcalli, in the municipality of Almoloya de Juarez in the central State of Mexico.

According to the secretary of security, the infamous criminal was transferred to a private hospital after showing symptoms of COVID-19 before being intubated and put on mechanical breathing apparatus.

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However, the woman, who also suffered from type 2 diabetes, died from respiratory failure in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Mexican authorities say they are still unsure how the prisoner contracted coronavirus.

They wrote in a media statement that their activities “are continuing as normal, applying the corresponding sanitary protocols”.

Buendia Torres was serving a 492-year prison sentence after being found guilty of the deaths of ten people and injuring dozens more during a shoot-out in a town square.

The Wolf, as she liked to be called because she said it invoked fear mobilised her followers to lead the shoot-up outside the Municipal Palace because she opposed to the new candidate for head of council, Jesus Tolentino Roman, from rival political party Antorcha Popular.

Although she did not physically shoot the victims, Buendía Torres was arrested and charged as the one responsible.

‘The Wolf’ was the head of the ‘Organisation of Towns and Colonies’ (OCP) for the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) during the 90’s, using the organisation as a front to invade and take over other peoples’ farms and lands illegally and give them to other party members.

By 1995, she had more than 80 charges against her, from dispossession to grievous bodily harm, eviction and invasion of land.

According to media sources, at one point she was even named director of the municipal water company, blackmailing the public by cutting off their water supply if they did not do what she said.

Due to her political influence she is said to have believed herself untouchable, and would position her close friends and family members in political positions.

Buendía Torres was arrested along with her husband, son and cousin and had been imprisoned until her death from coronavirus.

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Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.

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