Friday, November 14, 2008

Justice will be served

You can run but you can't hide.

Fugitive hunted for years is caught
By Michelle Mondo - Express-News

Lorenzo Garcia III, a fugitive for seven years and wanted for the stabbing death of a 14-year-old boy, was arrested Tuesday in Eagle Pass, according to officials.
The Long Star Fugitive Task Force, Del Rio Division, arrested Garcia, 38, at the port of entry to the U.S. in Eagle Pass after he was forced to leave Mexico by immigration officials there because he and his wife were in the country illegally, according to a Lone Star Fugitive Task Force press release.

This came after deputies from the San Antonio division of the task force received information that Garcia and his wife were in Piedras Negras, Coahuila.
Garcia, who was on the San Antonio Police Department’s most wanted list, was arrested on warrants for murder and attempted murder.

In June 2001, at a party at a San Antonio apartment complex, Garcia and his brother Robert Rodriguez got into a fight with the resident of the apartment, Ignacio Alvarado, according to previous Express-News stories. When Garcia went after Alvarado with a broken beer bottle, Alvarado’s nephew Miguel tried to protect him and was cut in the throat, the stories said. The boy died at the scene.

Miguel’s mother, Mary Ann Alvarado, and his uncle were both seriously injured when they attempted to help the boy, according to previous stories. The two survived and later testified at Rodriguez’s trial.

While officials said he was not the one who stabbed Miguel, Rodriguez was found guilty of murder in 2002 because he blocked efforts to help the boy, previous articles about the trial stated.

During the trial, Ignacio Alvarado testified that while he lay bleeding next to Miguel, Rodriguez said, “I hope you (expletive) die,” according to one article.
The fight appeared to be about money, the stories said.