I'm putting this under spoiler tags since I don't want to reveal the victim to those who haven't read the fic yet.
It could be Maximino, too. Perhaps he realised that Hector was growing too powerful and decided to get rid of him? I also have to wonder what impact Lupe and Lola will have on the plot. The author must have a reason for Lola being still around.
No, I'm not native speaker. My first language is Finnish.
However I've been undergoing long periods of studyig english sentence structure to go from English to Honors English and I find myself mentally editing every setence so it flows better, or checking some comma mistake.
That's incredibly useful. The world would be a better place if everyone had an inner editor.