Closing arguments ahead in consulate slaying trial
Associated Press
2/14/2014

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Closing arguments are expected Friday in the trial of a high-level gang member accused of participating in the 2010 slaying of a U.S. consulate employee.

Prosecutors presented alleged associates ofArturo Gallegos Castrellon who accused him of being a border gang affiliated with a drug cartel and ordering the killing of Leslie Ann Enriquez Catton, a U.S. consulate worker in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez. Her husband and the husband of another consulate employee were also killed.

He's also charged with drug trafficking and money laundering. Castrellon was extradited from Mexico in 2012.

The indictment names 35 defendants. Twenty-five have pleaded guilty while one committed suicide in jail.


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