EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — A 20-year-old man was sentenced to eight years in prison in the South Texas slaying of a man who hired him to move a drug load for the Gulf Cartel.
The Monitor in McAllen (http://bit.ly/1nuubxM ) reports Juan Carlos Morin was sentenced Tuesday in Hidalgo County Auxiliary Court in the 2012 slaying of Marco Antonio Reyes Moreno. Morin pleaded guilty to the murder in April.
Vicente Espinoza, who pleaded guilty to murder in February in the slaying, was sentenced to 25 years.
Officials said the two were hired by Reyes Moreno to move methamphetamine from the Rio Grande Valley to Corpus Christi for the Gulf Cartel. But they kept the drugs instead.
Reyes Moreno was killed after telling them to return the drugs, pay for them or prove they were seized.
Information from: The Monitor, http://www.themonitor.com