Man Sentenced In Human Smuggler Murder Case

SANTA ANA (AP) — An Orange County judge has sentenced a man to 25 years to life in prison for the murder and attempted murder of two smugglers of illegal immigrants during a human-trafficking exchange.

The Orange County Register says Huber Juarez Vasquez of Woodburn, Ore., was sentenced Friday after he found guilty for the 2000 shooting death of Victor Camacho behind a fast food restaurant. A second man was shot in the abdomen.

Vasquez’s father, Manuel Juarez, also was found guilty of the same charges and faces up to 57 years to life in prison when he’s sentenced April 13.

Prosecutors said at trial Juarez was supposed to bring money to pay smugglers for bringing his son across the U.S.-Mexican border but instead brought guns and opened fire on the two victims.

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One Comment

  1. Bob Henning says:

    I love Mezkins, they are such a fun loving Peacefull group. Plus they have done so much for America. They are a Proud People who rarely seek public asasistance. I hope and pray that another TWENT MILLION Come to America, Then we can really Prosper.Plus look at all we have learned from them as far sa diversity. Bome on down Fplks America Loves You and we can hardly wait for further opportunities to Welcome you.

  2. BIG JOHN says:

    People like Bob H. would have you believe that all Mexican’s are bad people . all races have bad people & all have people who have made our lives better. these guys should of taken the cops with them & not the guns & today they would of been free to live a free life. as for the smugglers how do they become victims. they are not in anyway a victim. they played a game & they knew the rules & they lost ! how many times have the smugglers been the ones dishing it out. you get what you give to others

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