Lieutenant in Villegas Trial Denies Hearing Confession Tape
POSTED: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 10:59am
UPDATED: Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 12:03pm
EL PASO- The EPPD Lieutenant in charge of the Homicide Division when Daniel Villegas was charged in 1993 took to the witness stand on Wednesday morning.
Lt. Paul Saucedo, now retired, testified that he had never received an audio tape from Det. Alfonso Marquez. Marquez testified last week that he had received an audio tape from a private detective that the Villegas family had hired in 1993.
The tape is said to have had audio recordings from multiple people who implicate Rudy Flores as being the one responsible for the shooting deaths of Robert England and Armando Laso. Marquez testified that Saucedo listened to the tape, however Saucedo denies that claim.
The defense argues that Marquez discarded the tape because he already implicated Daniel Villegas for the crime. Both sides agree that the tape went missing before Villegas's first trial.