The cruelest execution of two families by Mexican cartel left three American mothers and at least six children dead
The Mormon families wedding celebration turned into the slaughter or from some points it looks even like a bloody execution that took place in the Mexican border state Sonora. The tragedy happened this Monday when a three-car caravan was attacked by heavily armed men from cartel and took lives of at least three U.S. mothers and six children.
Seventeen family members from the LeBaron and Langford families were heading to a wedding from La Mora. Here are the names of the victims died in the assault.
Rhonita Maria LeBaron and with her twin 6-month-old babies, Titus and Tiana, and her two other children Krystal, 10, and Howard, 12. The bullet hit the gas tank of the van causing the explosion.
Christina Langford Johnson, 31, Dawna Ray Langford, 43, and two of Dawna's children, Trevor, 11, and Rogan, 3 — killed in other SUVs.
Christina's seven-month-old baby Faith was found alive on the floor in the backseat and seven of Dawna's children escaped with bullet holes riddled throughout their bodies, according to relatives.
A relative said as many as 13 others were missing after the attack. Only two of the family members in the caravan were left unharmed.
The families lived in La Mora, about 70 miles south of Douglas, Arizona. Many of the church's members were born in Mexico and thus have dual citizenship.
Authorities in Sonora state and the U.S. Embassy did not immediately respond to requests for comment.