Severe sentence handed down in consulate killings

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 10:36pm

A U.S. Federal judge handed down 10 life sentences for the man convicted of killing an El Paso County Sheriff's detention officer and his wife, a U.S. consulate employee in 2010.

Alleged Barrio Azteca member Arturo Gallegos Castrellon was also ordered to pay nearly $1 million in restitution.

Castrellon ordered the killing of then-pregnant U.S. consulate employee Leslie Ann Enriquez, her husband, detention officer Arthur Redelfs, and Alberto Salcido Ceniceros, the husband of another consulate employee.

The Redelfs' then-infant daughter survived the shooting from her car seat.

It went down in March 2010. The three were gunned down in Juarez after leaving a birthday party.

Gallegos-Castrellon has appealed the conviction, and has fired his attorney, Randy Ortega.

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