Pair Receives Life for Killing US Consulate Employee, 2 Others

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Three gunmen with the Barrio Azteca gang have been sentenced to life imprisonment Monday for killing a U.S. consulate employee, her husband and the husband of one other consulate employee in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, officers mentioned.

The three had all been discovered responsible by a federal jury in February of the deadly March 2010 shootings of consulate employee Lesley Enriquez, her husband Arthur Redelfs, an El Paso County jailer, and Jorge Salcido Ceniceros. All three have been sentenced Monday in El Paso, based on a U.S. Attorney’s Office assertion.

The victims have been returning dwelling from a kids’s celebration after they have been mistakenly focused and killed.

Trial proof confirmed that Jose Guadalupe Diaz Diaz and Martin Artin Perez Marrufo, each of Chihuahua, Mexico, served because the hit group that killed the three on March 13, 2010, after being mistaken for members of a rival gang, based on the U.S. Attorney’s workplace assertion.

According to the identical assertion, “Barrio Azteca is a transnational felony group engaged in, amongst different issues, cash laundering, racketeering, and drug-related actions in El Paso, Texas, amongst different locations.”

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The gang joined with different drug gangs to battle the Sinaloa Cartel, on the time headed by Joaquín ‘Chapo’ Guzman, and its allies for management of the drug trafficking routes by Juarez, based on the assertion.

The drug routes by Juarez, which is located throughout the border from El Paso, are vital to drug trafficking organizations as a result of it’s a principal illicit drug trafficking route into the United States, federal officers mentioned.

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