Mexico mayor's killing a threat to others: governor

Local residents gather on January 2, 2016 outside the house of Gisela Mota, newly elected Mayor of Temixco, who was murdered at home by gunmenA state in central Mexico took over police command in several towns after a mayor was assassinated, a crime described as a gang threat to other mayors. Governor Graco Ramirez ordered the State Security Commission to take charge of police in 15 municipalities of Morelos state, including the capital, Cuernavaca, and Temixco, where the slain mayor served. Gisela Mota, 33, a left-of-center former member of Congress, was gunned down on Saturday, barely 24 hours after taking her oath of office in Temixco, which is about 90 kilometers (55 miles) south of Mexico City.

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