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June 21, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The prosecution suffered a significant setback Wednesday in the trial of four men accused of involvement in the murder of U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena when a federal judge refused to allow the government to give a witness a second chance to identify a defendant. On May 23, Enrique Placencia Aguilar, a government-paid witness, could not identify defendant Javier Vasquez Velasco in court.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1991 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles federal court judge Thursday sentenced a Mexican drug lord's bodyguard to two consecutive life terms for his role in the 1985 murders of two men who inadvertently walked into a party of narcotics traffickers at a Guadalajara restaurant. The victims were killed after they were mistaken for U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents. U.S.
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March 19, 1991 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rejecting defense arguments that there had been misconduct during jury deliberations, a federal judge in Los Angeles on Monday declined to grant a new trial to men convicted in the 1985 kidnaping and murder of U. S. drug agent Enrique Camarena. U. S. District Judge Edward Rafeedie said that allegations by juror William Parris that fellow panel members had ignored his warnings not to read newspapers during the trial lacked credibility.
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March 19, 1991 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rejecting defense arguments that there had been misconduct during jury deliberations, a federal judge in Los Angeles on Monday declined to grant a new trial to men convicted in the 1985 kidnaping and murder of U. S. drug agent Enrique Camarena. U. S. District Judge Edward Rafeedie said that allegations by juror William Parris that fellow panel members had ignored his warnings not to read newspapers during the trial lacked credibility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1991 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles federal court judge Thursday sentenced a Mexican drug lord's bodyguard to two consecutive life terms for his role in the 1985 murders of two men who inadvertently walked into a party of narcotics traffickers at a Guadalajara restaurant. The victims were killed after they were mistaken for U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents. U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1989 | MIKE WARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man arrested last week for allegedly taking part in the 1985 murder of two American tourists in Mexico had been negotiating to supply information to investigators probing the murder of a federal drug agent that same year, it was disclosed in federal court in Los Angeles Friday. Special Agent Abel Reynoso of the U.S.
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.
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
June 9, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal court jury in Los Angeles spent 64 minutes Friday listening to the taped interrogation of a desperate, dying U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent who was trying to alternately placate and deceive narcotics traffickers and corrupt Mexican police officials who were torturing him at a house in Guadalajara.
NEWS
August 7, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN and TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Federal jurors in Los Angeles convicted the fourth and final defendant in the Enrique Camarena murder trial on Monday and then described in detail wrenching and sometimes volatile deliberations in a complicated case with international repercussions.
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August 7, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN and TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Federal jurors in Los Angeles convicted the fourth and final defendant in the Enrique Camarena murder trial on Monday and then described in detail wrenching and sometimes volatile deliberations in a complicated case with international repercussions.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The prosecution suffered a significant setback Wednesday in the trial of four men accused of involvement in the murder of U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena when a federal judge refused to allow the government to give a witness a second chance to identify a defendant. On May 23, Enrique Placencia Aguilar, a government-paid witness, could not identify defendant Javier Vasquez Velasco in court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal court jury in Los Angeles spent 64 minutes Friday listening to the taped interrogation of a desperate, dying U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent who was trying to alternately placate and deceive narcotics traffickers and corrupt Mexican police officials who were torturing him at a house in Guadalajara.
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
October 21, 1989 | MIKE WARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man arrested last week for allegedly taking part in the 1985 murder of two American tourists in Mexico had been negotiating to supply information to investigators probing the murder of a federal drug agent that same year, it was disclosed in federal court in Los Angeles Friday. Special Agent Abel Reynoso of the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1990
During their third day of deliberations, jurors in the Enrique Camarena murder trial in Los Angeles federal court asked U.S. District Judge Edward Rafeedie to provide them with additional material. The judge agreed to give the jurors a tape recorder so that they could listen to a tape played during the trial dealing with whether defendant Juan Jose Bernabe Ramirez was at the Guadalajara house where Camarena was tortured in February, 1985.
NEWS
December 16, 1997 | FREDRIC N. TULSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. prosecutors dropped two murder charges earlier this year against a convicted drug trafficker implicated in the brutal slayings of several Americans a dozen years ago in Guadalajara, after questions were raised about the credibility of witnesses against him, records and interviews show.
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