Press groups ask Honduras to investigate journalist's slaying
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Press groups ask Honduras to investigate journalist's slaying

Press freedom groups are urging Honduran authorities to thoroughly investigate the slaying of a broadcast journalist who was shot to death outside his home last week.

The Committee to Protect Journalists on Tuesday condemned Nery Soto Torres’ killing and urged authorities to launch a full investigation and punish those responsible.

Police say two gunmen waiting in motorcycles shot Soto Torres to death Thursday as he arrived home in the city of Olanchito, in northern Yoro state.

The 32-year-old journalist directed and hosted a news program on Olanchito’s Channel 23.

Top Honduras prosecutor Wilberto Sánchez says a motive has not been determined. He says investigators are considering robbery, a vendetta and his work as possible motives.

At least 46 journalists, broadcasters and media executives have been killed in Honduras since 2003.

Read more: Latin America’s deadliest countries for journalists

Associated Press