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Appeals court affirms sexual assault conviction

By CLAY REDDICK LAREDO MORNING TIMES An appeals court has affirmed the conviction of a man sentenced to life in prison for sexual assault and indecency with a child. Prosecutors are satisfied with the 4th Court of Appeals’ decision, but the defense plans to appeal the decision to a higher court. Jose Maximino Dominguez, 49, … Continue reading Appeals court affirms sexual assault conviction

Guilty Jury gives verdict in sex, torture case

By JULIAN AGUILAR LAREDO MORNING TIMES A Laredo man was found guilty in the 406th District Court on Thursday for his role in a human smuggling operation that turned into a kidnapping and a series of torture and rape incidents. Damaso Peche Jr. was convicted of three counts of engaging in criminal activity and three … Continue reading Guilty Jury gives verdict in sex, torture case

Guilty on 7 counts 38 years for Robert Rios, accused of assault, kidnapping

By JASON BUCH LAREDO MORNING TIMES A jury on Monday found Robert Julian “El Gato” Rios, 23, guilty of four counts of aggravated sexual assault, two counts of aggravated kidnapping and one count of engaging in criminal activity. All seven counts are first-degree felonies, punishable by a minimum of five years in prison and up … Continue reading Guilty on 7 counts 38 years for Robert Rios, accused of assault, kidnapping

Eyewitness Boy says his cousin, 13, shot in the back

By JULIAN AGUILAR LAREDO MORNING TIMES A 13-year-old middle school student testified Tuesday that he and three other juveniles were subdued by a homeowner who caught them in his mobile home last year and posed the man no imminent threat when one of the unarmed teens was shot in the back and killed. The statements … Continue reading Eyewitness Boy says his cousin, 13, shot in the back

Burned-body suspects enter pleas

By JULIAN AGUILAR LAREDO MORNING TIMES Four men charged with the grisly murder of a Laredo man whose body was dumped into the trunk of a car and set on fire pleaded not guilty and requested a jury trial before a state district judge Tuesday. Jesus Gonzalez-Martinez, 28, Jorge Rochel-Muniz, 27, Ruben Rochel-Arreola, 28, and … Continue reading Burned-body suspects enter pleas

Acusación formal de homicidio

Por JULIAN AGUILAR LAREDO MORNING TIMES Cerca de nueve meses después que un residente de colonia de 13 años de edad fuera herido a muerte después que él y otros tres adolescentes se introdujeran a la casa móvil de un vecino, el hombre acusado de jalar el gatillo fue oficialmente acusado de homicidio. Un gran … Continue reading Acusación formal de homicidio

Abogado pide no presentar videocinta

Por JASON BUCH LAREDO MORNING TIMES Un abogado representando a Rosalio “Bart” Reta le solicitó al juez que una videocinta de una llamada telefónica que Reta realizó mientras estaba bajo custodia no fuera mostrada al jurado en el juicio de la próxima semana al acusado del homicio del sicario de los Zetas. Eduardo Peña, representando … Continue reading Abogado pide no presentar videocinta

40 years Jury sentences Peche on kidnapping conviction

The jury that found a Laredo man guilty of two first-degree felonies in the 406th District Court sentenced him Friday to 40 years in prison. Damaso Peche Jr., was convicted on three counts of aggravated kidnapping and engaging in organized criminal activity Thursday. Webb County prosecutors proved his involvement in the assault and kidnapping of … Continue reading 40 years Jury sentences Peche on kidnapping conviction