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Mexican suspects says he was at house where 5 slain

In this April 28, 2015 photo, Mexican photojournalist Ruben Espinosa places a plaque to rename a plaza after slain journalist Regina Martinez in the city of Xalapa, in Mexico's Gulf state of Veracruz. Three years ago Martinez was killed and now on August 1, Espinosa himself was tortured and killed along with four other people inside an apartment building in Mexico City, the city where he had sought refuge after being threatened in the state of Veracruz. (AP Photo/Katherine Corcoran)

In this April 28, 2015 photo, Mexican photojournalist Ruben Espinosa places a plaque to rename a plaza after slain journalist Regina Martinez in the city of Xalapa, in Mexico's Gulf state of Veracruz. Three years ago Martinez was killed and now on August 1, Espinosa himself was tortured and killed along with four other people inside an apartment building in Mexico City, the city where he had sought refuge after being threatened in the state of Veracruz. (AP Photo/Katherine Corcoran)  (The Associated Press)

Mexico City's top prosecutor says a suspect has acknowledged he was in the apartment where four women and a photojournalist were killed last week.

Prosecutor Rodolfo Rios told the Televisa network Thursday that the suspect was one of three men whom surveillance cameras recorded leaving the apartment building.

Rios declined to identify the man, who he said was previously convicted of rape and causing injuries and served nearly 10 years in prison.

Rios also wouldn't say whether the suspect had confessed to either the killings or the robbery police say was apparently carried out at the apartment.

The victims included photojournalist Ruben Espinosa, who fled the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz because of intimidation.

Rios said investigators had not yet determined the motive in the killings.