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Yrma Lydya

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A singer shot dead by her elderly husband in a restaurant after months of trying to divorce her.

Yrma Lydya, 21, was shot dead by Jesus Hernandez, 79, in a private room of a Japanese restaurant in Mexico City, police say.

Popular artist Lydya was eating at the club in the Benito Juarez neighborhood when she was killed last Thursday.

The couple argued in the private bedroom and Hernandez shot his young wife three times in the chest, sources said.

It is also speculated that he and his bodyguard Benjamin Hernandez then attempted to escape the scene in a luxury car before being pulled away by police officers.

Hernandez then tried to bribe officials to let him go, according to reports.

The horror murder happened after Lydya contacted a law firm in April to start divorce proceedings.

She showed photos of her bruised face from a series of domestic violence incidents as evidence, Mexico’s Excelsior reports.

Lydya also filed a police report in December, alleging her husband beat her and on another occasion threatened her with a gun.

Incident Details

Mexico City security chief Omar Garcia Harfuch said Hernandez met two people at the restaurant last Thursday at 2 p.m. before leaving around 6 p.m., Milenio News Network reports.

Lydya later arrived at the restaurant and rumor has it that shots were fired in the restaurant after she and her husband started arguing.

A police officer who was in the restaurant rushed into the private room and arrested Hernandez, a witness from the Primer Impacto program said.

Harfuch confirmed that the singer died after receiving three blows to the chest during the argument.

Hernandez and his bodyguard appeared in court on Sunday and are currently being held in a Mexico City jail as police continue their investigation.

The attorney pleaded not guilty and insisted he did not kill Lydya, who was scheduled to perform at a concert in California on Saturday.

Hernandez is expected to appear in court again on Thursday after his request for house arrest due to his age was denied by the judge.

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