David Valencia, 42, and Jose Olivera Beritán, 38, will be sentenced on July 19 in San Diego, California
David Valencia, 42, and Jose Olivera Beritán, 38, will be sentenced on July 19, announced to give its verdict the judge of the Superior Court in San Diego John Einhorn.
Both are expected to be sentenced to life imprisonment without bail.
The deputy district attorney, James Fontane said in a statement that “it was a good day because it was justice,” as his team worked for about five years in the case and presented over 80 witnesses in order to send the message energy to fight with crimes related to drug trafficking.
Valencia was convicted of two counts of first degree murder and three counts of Olivera first-degree murder, among others.
Both belong to the gang known as “Sticks“, who are accused of committing eleven murders and numerous kidnappings in San Diego, in addition to trafficking routes extended to Kansas.
This is the first of the trials planned for members of “The Chopsticks” related band of the Arellano Felix cartel in Tijuana, which spread to San Diego his tactics of kidnapping and murder through the actions of its 17 members operating in this city since 2003, according to prosecutors.
He was famous because of his cruelty, as some of his victims were left in cars or dissolved in acid-filled barrels.