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June 27, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first two defense witnesses in the Enrique Camarena murder trial gave testimony in Los Angeles federal court Tuesday that raised serious questions about the credibility of one of the most critical prosecution witnesses. Both witnesses are relatives of defendant Javier Vasquez Velasco, 38, who faces a life sentence if convicted of the charges against him.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first two defense witnesses in the Enrique Camarena murder trial gave testimony in Los Angeles federal court Tuesday that raised serious questions about the credibility of one of the most critical prosecution witnesses. Both witnesses are relatives of defendant Javier Vasquez Velasco, 38, who faces a life sentence if convicted of the charges against him.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The one-time security chief for a Guadalajara drug cartel member testified Wednesday that the brother-in-law of a former Mexican president recommended at a September, 1984, meeting that a troublesome U.S. drug agent be "picked up." The allegation was made by Hector Cervantes Santos--a former Mexican policeman who is now a paid U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The one-time security chief for a Guadalajara drug cartel member testified Wednesday that the brother-in-law of a former Mexican president recommended at a September, 1984, meeting that a troublesome U.S. drug agent be "picked up." The allegation was made by Hector Cervantes Santos--a former Mexican policeman who is now a paid U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Records uncovered in Mexico by defense lawyers in the Enrique Camarena murder trial appear to have further eroded the credibility of a key government-paid prosecution witness, Hector Cervantes Santos, who has given damaging testimony about all four defendants in the case. The documents, filed this week in U.S.
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May 26, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A ranking Mexican police official "got loaded" on cocaine while he attended parties at the home of a Guadalajara narcotics cartel leader, a prosecution witness testified Friday during the federal trial of four men accused of murdering U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena.
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July 13, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecution witnesses fabricated testimony and government lawyers tried to create a political smoke screen to obtain convictions in the high-profile Enrique Camarena murder trial, three defense lawyers asserted Thursday in closing arguments in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.
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May 4, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mexico City's current chief of police was present at one of the meetings where the kidnaping of U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena was planned, federal prosecutors have alleged in court documents filed in Los Angeles. The U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The widow of an American writer killed by drug traffickers in Mexico in 1985 tearfully described examining her dead husband's body at the Guadalajara morgue in wrenching testimony Wednesday at the trial of four men charged in the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena. Mary Evelyn Walker, now a Texas schoolteacher, described in Los Angeles federal court how she was told that the remains of her husband, John Walker, were at the morgue in June, 1985, after she had spent months trying to find him.
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July 7, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A prosecution witness in the Enrique Camarena murder trial testified Friday in Los Angeles federal court that Mexican drug lord Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo told him that he believed his narcotics trafficking operation was safe because he was supplying arms to the Nicaraguan Contras. Lawrence Victor Harrison also said that Felix told him in a face-to-face conversation that he (Felix) got others to provide funds for the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The widow of an American writer killed by drug traffickers in Mexico in 1985 tearfully described examining her dead husband's body at the Guadalajara morgue in wrenching testimony Wednesday at the trial of four men charged in the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena. Mary Evelyn Walker, now a Texas schoolteacher, described in Los Angeles federal court how she was told that the remains of her husband, John Walker, were at the morgue in June, 1985, after she had spent months trying to find him.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A defense lawyer in the Enrique Camarena murder trial attempted to ask a key prosecution witness Thursday whether he knew of any ties between major Mexican drug traffickers and the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency but a federal judge prohibited the witness from answering. Attorney Mary Kelly's question came during cross-examination of Laurence Victor Harrison, a government-paid witness who had extensive dealings with both Mexican law enforcement and drug traffickers.
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