Cartel Trial Underway in Albuquerque

AUTHORITIES SAY A MEXICAN CARTEL WAS SENDING A MESSAGE WHEN DANNY BACA WAS SHOT AND HIS BODY SET ON FIRE ON THE PAJARITO MESA IN 2008. NOW, THE MAN ALLEGEDLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MURDER IS ON TRIAL IN ALBUQUERQUE.

AFTER BEING AT LARGE FOR YEARS, JAIME VELETA WAS RETURNED TO THE U.S. FROM MEXICO IN SEPTEMBER OF 2018. THE ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL REPORTS THAT ONE OF TWO COUSINS ALREADY SERVING PRISON SENTENCES IN CONNECTION WITH THE CASE IS EXPECTED TO TESTIFY AGAINST VELETA.

IT’S BELIEVED THAT BACA WAS KILLED BECAUSE HE FAILED TO FOLLOW ORDERS ON TRANSPORTING A CARGO OF DRUGS.

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