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Mexican singer shot dead by her 79-year-old husband, had been trying to divorce him for months

Mexican singer, 21, shot dead by her 79-year-old husband, lawyer, tried to divorce him for months before shooting her in the middle of a restaurant

  • Singer Yrma Lydya contacted lawyers in April about the divorce from her 79-year-old husband Jesús Hernández, Mexican newspaper Excelsior revealed.
  • The 21-year-old folk music artist provided the lawyers with photos of her bruised face as a result of Hernández’s beatings
  • Lydya would have run away from ending her marriage and decided to reconcile with Hernández
  • Lydya and Hernández were in a private room at a Japanese restaurant when he shot her three times, including one in the face

Yrma Lydya, the 21-year-old singer who was shot by her 79-year-old lawyer, had been trying to divorce him for two months before he killed her in a restaurant in Mexico City.

Lydya was dining at Suntory, a Japanese restaurant in the Benito Juárez neighborhood of the Mexican capital, when Jesús Hernández shot her in a private room last Thursday.

Hernández and his bodyguard, Benjamin Hernández, were taken into custody at the restaurant when they tried to flee.

Jesús Hernández reportedly tried to bribe arresting police officers into letting him go.

Mexican singer Yrma Lydya, 21, was shot and killed last Thursday by her 79-year-old lawyer husband Jesús Hernández at a restaurant in Mexico City.  The Excelsior newspaper found that Lydya contacted a law firm specializing in divorce in April, providing them with photos of her bruised face as a result of Hernández's beatings.

Mexican singer Yrma Lydya, 21, was shot and killed last Thursday by her 79-year-old lawyer husband Jesús Hernández at a restaurant in Mexico City. The Excelsior newspaper found that Lydya contacted a law firm specializing in divorce in April, providing them with photos of her bruised face as a result of Hernández’s beatings.

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Jesús Hernández, a 79-year-old lawyer, is being escorted by police after he shot and killed his 21-year-old wife, folk singer Yrma Lydya, at a restaurant in Mexico City on Thursday.

Mexican newspaper Excelsior reported that the folk music artist approached a well-known law firm in Mexico City in April about starting the divorce process after a series of domestic violence incidents, providing photos of her bruised face as evidence.

Lydya filed a police report after Hernández beat her in December 2021. He had also threatened her with a gun on another occasion.

Despite the violent episodes, Lydya decided to give her marriage a second chance.

It is not known how long Lydya was married to Jesús Hernández.

Jesús Hernández (left) was arrested with his bodyguard Benjamin Hernández (right) after he shot and killed his wife, Yrma Lydia, a 21-year-old Mexican folk music singer

Jesús Hernández (left) was arrested with his bodyguard Benjamin Hernández (right) after he shot and killed his wife, Yrma Lydia, a 21-year-old Mexican folk music singer

Yrma Lydya was due to perform at a concert in Glendale, California on Saturday

Yrma Lydya was due to perform at a concert in Glendale, California on Saturday

Yrma Lydya, the 21-year-old singer, was shot dead last Thursday by her 79-year-old lawyer husband, Jesús Hernández, in a Mexico City restaurant.

Yrma Lydya, the 21-year-old singer, was shot dead last Thursday by her 79-year-old lawyer husband, Jesús Hernández, in a Mexico City restaurant.

Mexico City’s security chief Omar García Harfuch told Milenio news channel that Jesús Hernández met two people at the restaurant on Thursday at 2 p.m. They left the restaurant around 6pm before Lydya arrived.

A witness told Univision news magazine Primer Impacto that Jesús Hernández shot Lydya at close range. The third shot he fired struck his wife’s head.

The person sought help from a police officer who was at the restaurant and was able to stop the lawyer.

A witness told Univision news magazine Primer Impacto that Jesús Hernández (right) shot his wife Yrma Lydya at close range.  The third shot he fired hit his wife's head

A witness told Univision news magazine Primer Impacto that Jesús Hernández (right) shot his wife Yrma Lydya at close range. The third shot he fired hit his wife’s head

Mexican singer Yrma Lydya, 21, was murdered by her husband, 79-year-old lawyer Jesús Hernández, at a restaurant in Mexico City

Mexican singer Yrma Lydya, 21, was murdered by her husband, 79-year-old lawyer Jesús Hernández, at a restaurant in Mexico City

Lydya will perform at a concert in Glendale, California on Saturday.

The show was part of Grandiosas 12, a concert series in Mexico and the United States that brings together well-known Central and South American singers.

Both Jesús Hernández and Benjamin Hernández made their first appearance in court on Sunday and were held in police custody at a Mexico City prison as authorities continue the investigation.

Jesús Hernández’s request to be placed under house arrest because of his age was rejected by a judge at the hearing.

He pleaded innocent and told the court that he did not kill Lydya.

He is expected to appear in court on Thursday.

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