In the year 2002, a heart-wrenching incident unfolded outside the Jardin De Niños Gabriela Mistral in Edomex, leaving a lasting impact on the community.
Approximately 100 young children, aged between three and five years old, had gathered on Clavel Street in the violence-stricken municipality of Ecatepec, within the State of Mexico.
The Fateful Day: May 6, 2002
It was a sunny day on May 6, 2002, and the midday sun beat down on the heads of these innocent children. Their teachers were giving them instructions, as they were about to begin the flag-hoisting ceremony.
As was the norm every Monday, the little ones had spilled onto the street due to a lack of space within the premises of “Kínder Gabriela Mistral.”
Simultaneously, a man in a blue pickup truck emerged from his residence. He made several attempts to maneuver his vehicle around the street, but to no avail. Frustration set in, and he decided to reverse his vehicle, creating the illusion that he was leaving.
As the school band’s trumpet played in the background, followed by the rhythmic beat of drums, the school guard of honor began its procession. The driver of the pickup truck opened his vehicle’s door, stepped out, and approached one of the teachers, saying, “I’m going to count to three. If you don’t make space, I’ll run the car over them.”
The teacher barely turned to look at him. The man returned to his vehicle, revved the engine, and began to reverse, appearing as if he was leaving. In reality, he was building momentum.
A Tragic Turn of Events
Just as the children began to sing the national anthem in unison, “1, 2, 3,” their voices were abruptly cut short by the screeching of tires on the asphalt. Moments later, the children were mowed down by the blue pickup truck.
This horrific incident was captured on video, and on that very day, it was broadcast on the news. It was confirmed that 22 people, primarily children aged 5 and 6, were injured. Tragically, Adriana Martínez and Rodrigo Reyes, aged five and three, lost their lives.
Deliberate Act, Not an Accident
This was no accident, as emphasized by José Luis Nieto Avila, a 56-year-old mechanic, and the perpetrator of this dreadful act, who was apprehended shortly after the incident.
In a media interview, he stated that he had run over more than twenty people out of “desperation.” He never denied his actions, merely expressing remorse for the children’s deaths but showing no regret for the injuries inflicted on the adults. According to statements from the teachers at that time, he even attempted to finish off the school director.
Speaking of the teacher, he said, “I hope I had killed her, because someone who exposes children like that deserves it, and I deserve the same for what I did.”
The mechanic had two children of his own. When asked about his actions, he stated that it was bound to happen sooner or later, blaming the teachers and the school director for not taking any preventive measures.
The investigations revealed a three-year history of conflict between the teachers and Nieto Avila, marked by threats and reports to the authorities.
In response, the kindergarten’s management had sought the intervention of the Secretaría de Seguridad Pública y Tránsito de Ecatepec to provide protection in the area. The mechanic had threatened the teaching staff and students on multiple occasions. An agreement was reached with state authorities to provide patrol protection; however, on the day of the incident, the officers were conspicuously absent.
Soon after the mass hit-and-run, there was a possibility that the Procuraduría General de Justicia del Estado de México (PGJEM) might summon the mayor of Ecatepec at the time, Agustín Hernández, as his government had granted permission to the school director to use the road.
Additionally, it was revealed that the school director, María del Socorro Bribiesca, might not be exempt from responsibility. Despite the lack of patrol security, she had decided to take the children onto the street. Nevertheless, no action was taken against the teacher, reportedly at the request of parents, as reported by the newspapers at the time.
As a result, Niños Rotos Video Completo, Jardin De Niños Gabriela Mistral 2002 Viral On Internet in the public eye has become a noteworthy phenomenon that continues to capture the attention and curiosity of many.
Insights into the Perpetrator
Luis had a workshop on the same street and struggled daily to reach it, as he was obstructed by the school’s activities. In news headlines, he was referred to as “deranged,” with teachers and mothers accusing him of being “crazy.” However, it was never officially confirmed whether he had been diagnosed with any mental disorder.
Over a year after the incident, on November 27, 2003, José Luis Nieto was sentenced to 146 years in prison and was also required to pay a fine of 133,150 pesos for the damages inflicted on each of the homicide victims.
Notably, the then Attorney General of the State of Mexico, Alfonso Navarrete Prida, clarified that although the sentence was for over a century in prison, the perpetrator would serve only 50 years, as that was the maximum penalty specified in the Penal Code of the State of Mexico.
This tragic incident left a scar on the community, serving as a reminder of the importance of proactive measures to prevent such catastrophes from occurring.