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3:59 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Witnesses: Consulate Employee Murder Was A Case Of Mistaken Identity

The killing of an employee of the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and two others may have been a fatal case of mistaken identity.

Witnesses testifying in the trial against an alleged gang member charged with the murders raised that prospect in a federal court in El Paso on Wednesday.

Former Barrio Azteca gang member Jesus "Camello" Chavez said his gang duties included monitoring radio communication between gang leaders. He said he heard them say the shooting of Leslie Ann Enriquez Catton, her husband and the husband of another employee was "a mistake."

FBI agent Carlos Hernandez testified that defendant Arturo Gallegos Castrellon told him that the people killed in the incident "were not intended targets."

Gallegos Castrellon is accused of ordering the March 13, 2010, shootings in Juarez.

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