Cuban-American hospital director murdered in Miami in homicide-suicide

The executive director of the Coral Gables Hospital was murdered by her husband, who after committing the crime took his own life, according to the Miami-Dade police. sources close to CyberCuba They confirmed that both were of Cuban origin.

Maria Cristina Jimenez61, was shot to death shortly before noon on November 23 by her husband, Antonio Mazzorana62 years old.

María Cristina Jiménez, shot to death on Wednesday (Source: gunmemorial.org)

The press reports that around 11:45 a.m. a phone call to the police alerted them to a shooting that occurred at a house in the Schenley Park neighborhood, near SW 57 Ave. and 34 Street.

Iván Mazzorana, the attacker’s brother, declared to cbs4 be very surprised and shocked by what happened.

“I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. My mind took me to a sad place, beyond all comprehension. My brother was a very hard-working person. He was very busy and very successful. His wife was also a very successful person.” said Ivan.

“I did not see that my brother was depressed. I know he had some problems with his work, the contract he was working on was coming to an end.but he didn’t have any financial problems,” Mazzorana added of his brother, who was also a doctor.

Cristina, the brother of the attacker, defined her as “a charming soul”, a friendly person who was highly respected by her classmates.

María Cristina Jiménez had worked at Coral Gables Hospital for more than 35 years and in 2017 had been promoted to executive director of the center.

Her professional advancement was influenced by the fact that when she was director of operations at the hospital, she helped the center obtain the gold seal from the Joint Commission of approval for total hip and knee replacements, according to the aforementioned media outlet.

On social networks, the victim’s colleagues have expressed sadness at what happened.

“We lost two great people Cristina Jiménez and Tony Mazzorana they left this world but they will be remembered. This tragic event that happens often makes us reconsider our lives, let us be grateful for our blessings and pray, pray and pray for all the people who are struggling with mental health,” Ish Roque-Velasco, also a doctor, who knew the deceased couple, wrote on Facebook.

(Source: Capture of Facebook / Ish Roque Velasco)

At the close of this note, other details about the tragic event are unknown.

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