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Gisela Raquel Mota Ocampo (13 March 1982 – 2 January 2016) was a Mexican politician affiliated with the PRD. As of 2013, she served as plurinominal deputy in the LXII Legislature of the Mexican Congress, representing Morelos.[1] After winning the elections in June 2015, Mota Ocampo became mayor of Temixco on 1 January 2016, serving until her assassination the following day, on 2 January 2016. She was the first female mayor of Temixco.[2]

Gisela Mota Ocampo
Gisela Mota Ocampo.jpg
Mayor of Temixco
In office
1 January 2016 – 2 January 2016
Preceded byMiguel Ángel Colín Nava
Succeeded byIrma Camacho
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
1 September 2012 – 1 August 2015
Personal details
Born(1982-03-13)13 March 1982
Temixco, Morelos, Mexico
Died2 January 2016(2016-01-02) (aged 33)
Pueblo Viejo, Temixco
Cause of deathAssassination
Political partyPRD logo (Mexico).svg PRD


Personal lifeEdit

Mota Ocampo was arrested in October 2015 following a vehicle collision in which she was drunk driving.[3] She subsequently assaulted a traffic officer, attempted to avoid payment for damages on the basis of being mayor-elect and insulted several individuals.[4] Videos of this incident went viral in Mexico.[4]


On the morning of 2 January 2016, the day following her inauguration as mayor, at least four armed men entered her home in Pueblo Viejo, where they shot and killed Mota Ocampo in the doorway.[5] Moments later, the police pursued and killed two of the gunmen and arrested the other two.[6][7]

Following Mota Ocampo's death, Morelos Governor Graco Ramírez called for three days of mourning in the state and ordered all flags in state buildings to be lowered to half-mast. Ramírez also ordered heightened security among all of the state's mayors.[8]

Mota Ocampo's murderers were believed to be connected to a drugs cartel called Los Rojos, because she refused to allow the gang to operate within her jurisdiction. Two of the suspects were killed in a confrontation with police; another two were arrested.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Perfil del legislador". Legislative Information System. Retrieved 2013-12-03.
  2. ^ a b "Mayor of Temixco municipality killed by drug gang". The Economist. 5 January 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Detienen a alcaldesa electa por chocar alcoholizada". El Universal (in Spanish).
  4. ^ a b "Detienen a alcaldesa de Temixco por choque mientras conducía posiblemente ebria". SDPNoticias. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  5. ^ Asesinan a alcaldesa de Temixco; ayer había asumido el cargo (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Ellis, Ralph; Brocchetto, Marilia (3 January 2016). "Mexican mayor slain one day after taking office". CNN. Retrieved 2016-01-03.
  7. ^ "Mayor killed after less than a day in office". Mexico News Daily. 2 January 2016. Retrieved 2016-01-03.
  8. ^ Sherman, Christopher; Verza, Maria (3 January 2016). "3 Held in Slaying of Mexico Mayor a Day After Taking Office". ABC News. Associated Press. Retrieved 4 January 2016.