Returning from celebrating Mass, on May 31, 1928, Franciscan Friar Father José Pérez was stopped by the federal soldiers, who roped the priest and tied him to one of the horses.
"We have a bull to sell!" taunted a federal soldier.
Forced to go barefoot, he was dragged on the stone path all the way to Tarimoro, where he and other Catholic prisoners were exhibited in the public square.
Days later, on June 2, 1928, Mexican federal soldier Colonel Severiano Pineda ordered the execution of the friar.
At 5:30 in the morning, Father José Pérez was shot under a mesquite.