Lorenzo Zazueta-Castro

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Lorenzo Zazueta-Castro covers immigration and federal courts for The Monitor. He can be reached at lzazueta@themonitor.com or (956) 683-4452.

Jury selection to begin in McAllen strangulation case 

EDINBURG — Jury selection is set to begin Tuesday in the trial of a McAllen man accused in the strangulation death of his mother’s...

Another La Plaza robbery suspect pleads guilty in case

EDINBURG — Another defendant in the La Plaza robbery from last summer pleaded guilty for his role in the chaotic event that led to...

Man gets 18 months for illegal ammo buys

McALLEN — A Mexican citizen, who’s legally in the country on a non-immigrant VISA, will serve 18 months in federal prison for his role...

Docs: McAllen man was outside his car when struck, killed

A 22-year-old McAllen man was working on his car on the side of a Mission road when another vehicle struck and killed him, with...

DPS trooper, Mission woman accused of sexually assaulting minors

EDINBURG — A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper has been arrested and charged with sexual assault of a child as part of a...

DPS trooper, many others to be charged in sexual assault of child case

EDINBURG — A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper has been arrested and charged with sexual assault of a child and many more suspects...

Man accused of selling rifle, pistols to undercover agent faces federal charges

McALLEN — A man who allegedly sold firearms to a federal agent posing as a man who wanted to smuggle weapons into Mexico faces...

2 men caught with heroin, meth at Falfurrias checkpoint

McALLEN — Two men who attempted to smuggle heroin and meth made their respective initial appearance in federal court on drug charges Monday, court...

Guide in deadly smuggling case gets 6 years

McALLEN — A Mexican national who acted as the driver and brush guide in a smuggling attempt that left one woman dead was sentenced...

Kentucky woman gets 30 months in Fentanyl smuggling case

McALLEN — A Kentucky woman who attempted to hide nearly 2,000 pills inside her genitals will serve a more than two-year prison sentence, according...