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October 20, 1988
Federal prosecutors have recommended 900-year prison terms each for two men convicted in connection with the torture-murder in Mexico of a U. S. drug agent. The two men, Raul Lopez-Alvarez, 29, and Rene Verdugo-Urquidez, 36, were convicted last month of criminal counts in connection with the February, 1985, deaths of agent Enrique Camarena and his pilot, Alfredo Zavala-Avelar.
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July 9, 1992
A federal appeals court on Wednesday reversed two convictions of a former Mexican police officer serving a prison sentence for his role in the 1985 torture-murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena and his pilot, Alfredo Zavala. In a lengthy opinion, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Raul Lopez-Alvarez was properly convicted on four counts of kidnaping and murdering Camarena.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1992
A federal appeals court on Wednesday reversed two convictions of a former Mexican police officer serving a prison sentence for his role in the 1985 torture-murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena and his pilot, Alfredo Zavala. In a lengthy opinion, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Raul Lopez-Alvarez was properly convicted on four counts of kidnaping and murdering Camarena.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
A former Mexican police official already facing 240 years in prison for the murder of a U.S. drug agent was sentenced to another 15 years Thursday for his role in an elaborate kidnap and torture plot that the judge said was "enough to send shivers up the spine."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
A former Mexican police official already facing 240 years in prison for the murder of a U.S. drug agent was sentenced to another 15 years Thursday for his role in an elaborate kidnap and torture plot that the judge said was "enough to send shivers up the spine."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1988 | PAUL FELDMAN, Times Staff Writer
A former Mexican state policeman was sentenced Friday to 240 years in federal prison for his role in the 1985 torture-murder of U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena and his pilot in Mexico. Raul Lopez-Alvarez, 29, a one-time Los Angeles resident, will not be eligible for parole until he has served at least 60 years for his participation in the murder of Camarena and the pilot, Alfredo Zavala Avelar. The murders were committed, authorities said, at the behest of a Mexican drug lord. U.S.
NEWS
September 8, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
More than three years after the badly beaten bodies of a U.S. drug agent and his pilot were unearthed on a remote Mexican ranch, federal prosecutors have concluded their case against three men accused of helping carry out the murder plot for one of Mexico's most powerful drug organizations. The prosecution rested Wednesday after five weeks of testimony from nearly 80 witnesses linking the killing of drug agent Enrique Camarena to a cadre of narcotics traffickers based in Guadalajara.
NEWS
September 23, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
A former Mexican state policeman was convicted Thursday of the torture-murder of U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena and his pilot at the Guadalajara estate of a wealthy Mexican drug baron. Raul Lopez-Alvarez, 29, faces up to life in prison for his conviction on six felony counts stemming from the 1985 kidnap and murder, which has strained U.S.-Mexican relations and unveiled evidence of widespread corruption in Mexico's law enforcement ranks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1988
The most intense security seen at the U.S. Courthouse in Los Angeles in recent years has been implemented for the trial of three Mexican nationals charged in the murder of American drug agent Enrique Camarena, officials said. U.S. Marshal Sam Cicchino said security is strengthened for any "high-risk case where there is an outside chance of something happening."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1988
A cocaine dealer admitted arranging reputed drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero's escape from Mexico after U.S. narcotics agent Enrique Camarena was murdered, according to testimony Wednesday in Los Angeles federal court. Arturo de la Torre said his friend Jesus Felix Gutierrez told him that he and another man hired a pilot to fly Caro Quintero to Costa Rica after the murder in February, 1985.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1988 | PAUL FELDMAN, Times Staff Writer
A former Mexican state policeman was sentenced Friday to 240 years in federal prison for his role in the 1985 torture-murder of U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena and his pilot in Mexico. Raul Lopez-Alvarez, 29, a one-time Los Angeles resident, will not be eligible for parole until he has served at least 60 years for his participation in the murder of Camarena and the pilot, Alfredo Zavala Avelar. The murders were committed, authorities said, at the behest of a Mexican drug lord. U.S.
NEWS
October 20, 1988
Federal prosecutors have recommended 900-year prison terms each for two men convicted in connection with the torture-murder in Mexico of a U. S. drug agent. The two men, Raul Lopez-Alvarez, 29, and Rene Verdugo-Urquidez, 36, were convicted last month of criminal counts in connection with the February, 1985, deaths of agent Enrique Camarena and his pilot, Alfredo Zavala-Avelar.
NEWS
September 23, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
A former Mexican state policeman was convicted Thursday of the torture-murder of U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena and his pilot at the Guadalajara estate of a wealthy Mexican drug baron. Raul Lopez-Alvarez, 29, faces up to life in prison for his conviction on six felony counts stemming from the 1985 kidnap and murder, which has strained U.S.-Mexican relations and unveiled evidence of widespread corruption in Mexico's law enforcement ranks.
NEWS
September 8, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
More than three years after the badly beaten bodies of a U.S. drug agent and his pilot were unearthed on a remote Mexican ranch, federal prosecutors have concluded their case against three men accused of helping carry out the murder plot for one of Mexico's most powerful drug organizations. The prosecution rested Wednesday after five weeks of testimony from nearly 80 witnesses linking the killing of drug agent Enrique Camarena to a cadre of narcotics traffickers based in Guadalajara.
NEWS
September 24, 1988 | From Reuters
A Mexican court has sentenced drug kingpin Rafael Caro Quintero to 34 years in prison on charges of drug trafficking, smuggling arms into Mexico and forcing peasants in Chihuahua state to work on a marijuana plantation, a court spokesman said Friday. Caro Quintero is wanted in the United States in connection with the 1985 murder of U.S. drug enforcement agent Enrique Camarena.
NEWS
June 7, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Slain federal drug agent Enrique Camarena told his killers that agents knew the whereabouts of two of Mexico's most powerful drug lords but did not pursue them because they feared for their own lives, according to a tape-recording of Camarena's torture made public Monday. In a chilling transcript of Camarena's ordeal, filed in Los Angeles federal court, the Drug Enforcement Administration agent is heard complaining to his captors that U.S.
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