February 5, 1995, in Guasave, Mexico
Soon after, however, Lizárraga, then the president of the Lawyer's Guild of Sinaloa, was freed, setting off demonstrations by local journalists, who believe he killed Armenta after a fight about articles the journalist had written about him. As a result of the demonstrations, Lizárraga was rearrested and put on trial. On November 18, he was convicted and sentenced to 13 years and three months in prison and fined 11,000 nuevos pesos ($1,200) Lizárraga appealed the sentence.
Local or Foreign: Local
Type of Death: Murder
Suspected Source of Fire: Local Residents
Taken Captive: No