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.

Mission man faces life in Palmview shooting

EDINBURG — Opening statements are set to begin in a Palmview murder trial after jurors were chosen Monday afternoon.Juan Carlos Lara Hernandez faces life in...

Murder trial expected to begin

EDINBURG — The trial of a Donna man accused of murder for his role in the shooting death of a Brownsville teenager is expected...

Edinburg man gets 55 years for wife’s murder

EDINBURG — William Paul Fletcher was sentenced to more than 50 years in prison Friday after he agreed to plead guilty to murdering his...

Body found in Alamo fire identified

NEAR ALAMO — Authorities believe a 69-year-old man who was found dead inside a burning residence died as a result of an accident.Thursday afternoon...

Longtime Mission cop suspended after he appears in Facebook live post

MISSION — Could a video of an officer at a family gathering over the Memorial Day weekend lead to his termination?That is yet to...

San Juan men accused in connection with 7-year-old case

PHARR — Police here believe they have at least two men in custody in connection with a 2010 shooting of a convenience store employee.On...

Valley businessmen found guilty of wire fraud

McALLEN — Sentencing for a trio of Valley businessmen is set for this summer after a weeklong trial ended with guilty verdicts.Jurors found both...

Familiar task: Group continues work to identify remains, this time in Starr County cemetery

RIO GRANDE CITY — More than 10 unidentified remains were pulled from a Starr County cemetery this week as part of the continuing initiative...

Mexican state official facing money laundering charges

CORPUS CHRISTI — A former Mexican state government official faces federal money laundering, bank fraud, and bribery charges after an indictment was unsealed earlier...

Records: Bank heist accomplice is former probation officer, counselor

McALLEN — Bonnie and Clyde they are not.A week after a couple attempted to steal thousands of dollars from a McAllen bank, public records...