He spent more than seven years as a fugitive, but only three days after his capture he was killed during a brawl inside the Puente Grande prison in the state of Jalisco, according to official reports. This is Gerardo Mendoza Chávez, alleged intellectual author of the murder of former governor of Colima Silverio Cavazos Ceballos, who was arrested last week. Gerardo Mendoza, murderer of the ex-governor of Colima, Silverio Cavazos, was captured and killed in the prison. How is it possible that they have not protected such an important witness? Possibly his testimony had been directed to high spheres of power exgobernadores for example. https://t.co/eLtEHRhaOk – Felipe Calderón (@FelipeCalderon) May 14, 2018 In his message on his Twitter account, former President Felipe Calderón considered that the homicide could be attributed to the desire to silence his testimony, which possibly would have implicated other ex-governors. According to the Prosecutor’s report, the death occurred when Mendoza Chávez, whom they called “Don Gera” or “Gerardón,” fought with another prisoner who allegedly was a member of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel. While the aggressor was separated from the rest of the inmates, Mendoza Chávez was taken to the infirmary, where he died on Saturday night.