EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – Jury choice started Friday morning in El Paso within the trial of the alleged shooter and an affiliate within the 2010 homicide of a U.S. consulate worker in Juarez.
The trial itself for Jose Guadalupe Diaz, a.okay.a. “Zorro” (Fox), and alleged Barrio Azteca gang member Martin Perez Marrufo is about to begin Monday morning in U.S. District Choose Kathlene Cardone’s court docket. The 2 males face federal prices of violent crimes in assist of racketeering, conspiracy to kidnap, kill, fundamental or injure individuals out of the country, firearms violations, and others.
Diaz is accused of fatally capturing consulate worker Leslie Ann Enriquez Catton, her husband Arthur Redelfs and Alberto Salcido Ceniceros – the husband of one other consulate worker.
A 3rd man, Arturo Gallegos Castrellon, described by the U.S. Justice Division as a lieutenant within the Barrio Azteca hierarchy, was sentenced in 2014 to life in jail for ordering the killings.
Gallegos “led the groups of assassins who carried out the U.S. Consulate shootings in March 2010 and ruthlessly murdered almost 1,600 others as a part of a cartel battle over a drug trafficking route from Mexico into the US,” Appearing Assistant U.S. Lawyer Basic David O’Neil said at the time.
Barrio Azteca gang members had been “foot troopers” for the Juarez cartel, which fractured however has been making a comeback as La Linea, a transnational felony group lately. La Linea controls drug trafficking, migrant smuggling and drug gross sales in a lot of Chihuahua. Its operatives within the neighboring state of Sonora (throughout the border from Arizona) are going through prices in Mexico in reference to the Nov. 3, 2019 homicide of three girls and 6 kids who had been Americans.