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.

Delgado files motion requesting new trial; wants convictions thrown out

McALLEN — Recently convicted former state district judge Rodolfo “Rudy” Delgado has filed a motion to have his convictions thrown out and is additionally...

Gov. Abbott appoints state judge to fill 13th Court of Appeals vacancy

Updated at 6:30 p.m. Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday appointed current state District Judge Jaime Tijerina to the 13th Court of Appeals, according to a...

Edinburg teen released after wrongful detainment

EDINBURG — After nearly a month in detention, Edinburg student-athlete Francisco Erwin Galicia was released Tuesday afternoon. Following an interview with U.S. Immigration and Customs...

2 more sentenced in local ‘rip crews’ case

Suspects are tied to case with several defendants

Attorney: Edinburg teen held by ICE released today

UPDATE: Claudia Galan, attorney for 18-year-old student athlete Francisco Erwin Galicia of Edinburg, confirmed to the media Tuesday afternoon that her client has been...

Peñitas woman faces federal drug charge

McALLEN — A local woman faces federal drug charges after authorities found more than a kilo of heroin inside a cookie box during a...

Ex-judge convicted of bribery resigns from appellate court

On the heels of his conviction on bribery and obstruction charges, Rodolfo “Rudy” Delgado on Friday evening submitted a letter of resignation as a...

Last defendant in high-profile theft case gets probation

McALLEN — The last defendant involved in a conspiracy to steal a Cadillac from a San Juan man was sentenced Tuesday. Jesus Fabian Muñoz apologized...

DVD ‘pirate’ sentenced for making, selling bootlegs

McALLEN — DVD pirates everywhere beware. On Monday, a federal judge handed down a five-month prison sentence to a man who made copies of movies...

Mission man who shot wife gets 30 years in prison

A Mission man was handed a 30-years prison sentence last week, according to a news release from the Hidalgo County District Attorney’s Office. Visiting state...