Alleged Barrio Azteca Gang Member sentenced to death
POSTED: Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 8:08pm
UPDATED: Monday, June 9, 2014 - 8:59am
An El Paso jury Thursday sentenced Fidencio Valdez to death.
Valdez shot and killed Julio Barrios back in 2010 in northeast El Paso during a drug deal. Police also said Valdez is the man who shot and killed, trucker Ralph Tucker at Sal's Lounge in Socorro during an attempted robbery roughly a month before killing Barrios.
It took a jury only an hour to find him guilty of capital murder.
David Renteria was the last El Pasoan sentenced to death. After he kidnapped Alexandra Flores,5 from a Walmart and then brutally killed her and burned her body in 2001. He's still on death row.