"I believe the United States is the reason why Mexico has drug cartels because they are the biggest consumers," LeBaron told CNN en Espanol on Friday, before families buried more dead.
She said the problem was not all Americans, but there were enough people who bought drugs to keep organized crime in Mexico going. But she also pointed to the Mexican government and said that the justice system there is not doing enough to bring the cartels to justice.
Six children and three women were shot on Monday in a remote dirt road in Sonora, an attacking relative, and other members of the community believe that the convoy was targeted with three vehicles.
The Mexican authorities have stated that they believe a criminal group is responsible.
Like LeBaron, Lenzo Widmar was a cousin of Rhonita Miller, who died. He told CNN en Espanol that if Mexico could not manage its problems, it would have to accept financial aid from the United States ̵
"I do not think our government is able to solve this problem," he said. "I think that's a problem that the Mexicans have to solve."
He said the Mexicans must go out and preach about non-violence.
"But if there is a war, we must be soldiers and we must have a time and a place for everything" , he added.
He said that Mexican society needs to be cured. He said criminals had no value for human life, and that had to change.
A LDS spokesman said the victims are not members.
LeBaron and Widmar each said members of the congregation did not intend to leave.
] "This is our country," said LeBaron. She said that they want to raise children there in a small community where people have the same value system.
Widmar said the roots are well anchored in their town of La Mora.
"We will die before we leave," he said. "This is our identity, to go, would lose our identity."
He said that after the killings, the community joined together and became stronger.
Ray Sanchez, Jackie Castillo and Gonzalo Alvarado of CNN contributed to this report.