Jose Guadalupe Diaz Diaz bio – Jose Guadalupe Diaz Diaz Wiki
Jose Guadalupe Diaz Diaz, aka Zorro of Chihuahua, Mexico, and Martin Artin Perez Marrufo, aka Popeye, 54, also of Chihuahua, were found guilty of all 11 counts after a 13-day jury trial in the Western District of Texas, El Paso Division.
Jose Guadalupe Diaz Diaz, aka Zorro, is 43 years old.
DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:
Officials said that two gunmen with the Barrio Azteca gang were sentenced to life imprisonment Monday for killing a U.S. consulate worker, her husband, and the husband of another consulate worker in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
The pair had been found guilty by a federal jury in February of the fatal March 2010 shootings of consulate worker Leslie Enriquez, her husband Arthur Redelfs, an El Paso County jailer, and Jorge Salcido Ceniceros. According to a U.S. Attorney’s Office statement, both were sentenced Monday in El Paso.
The victims were returning home from a children’s birthday party when they were mistakenly targeted and killed, prosecutors said.
Trial evidence showed that Jose Guadalupe Diaz Diaz, aka “Zorro,” and Martin Artin Perez Marrufo, aka “Popeye,” both of Chihuahua, Mexico, served as the hit team that killed the three on March 13, 2010, after being mistaken for members of a rival gang, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office statement.
According to the same statement, “Barrio Azteca is a transnational criminal organization engaged in, among other things, money laundering, racketeering, and drug-related activities in El Paso, Texas, among other places.”
The gang joined with other drug gangs to battle the Sinaloa Cartel, at the time headed by Joaquín ” El Chapo” Guzman, and its allies for control of the drug trafficking routes through Juarez, according to the statement.
Federal officials said that the drug routes through Juarez, situated across the border from El Paso, are essential to drug trafficking organizations because it is a principal illicit drug trafficking route into the United States.
“The gunmen who viciously shot and killed Leslie Enriquez, Arthur Redelfs, and Jorge Salcido Ceniceros will now deservedly spend the rest of their lives in prison,” said Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite, Jr. of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. “This prosecution demonstrates the Department’s commitment to combating violent transnational criminal organizations and holding accountable those who may harm Americans, whether at home or abroad.”