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Police say 31-year-old man killed cousin in 2007 shooting
By Jason Auslander
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Border Patrol agents caught Saul Pena -- a former Santa Fe Santa Fe, city, Argentina
Santa Fe, city (1991 pop. 341,000), capital of Santa Fe prov., NE Argentina, a river port near the Paraná, with which it is connected by canal. man wanted for allegedly killing his cousin in 2007 -- as he tried to sneak back into the country Wednesday night in El Paso El Paso (ĕl pă`sō), city (1990 pop. 515,342), seat of El Paso co., extreme W Tex., on the Rio Grande opposite Juárez, Mex.; inc. 1873. .
Pena, identified by the Border Patrol as Saul Pena-Gonzalez, crossed into the country illegally near the Bridge of the Americas The Bridge of the Americas (Spanish: Puente de las Américas; originally known as the Thatcher Ferry Bridge) is a road bridge in Panama, which spans the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal. with another man. Both were arrested, and during processing, agents discovered the Santa Fe homicide warrant for Pena.
Pena, 31, allegedly shot his cousin, Noe Gonzalez, in the head during the early morning hours of July 27, 2007, then dumped his body in the parking lot of Silva Lanes bowling alley.
Pena's brother, Hector Luis Pena, was acquitted of second-degree murder and other charges in connection with the case in August. Murder charges against a woman alleged to have been involved were dropped in November.
Santa Fe police Capt. Gary Johnson Gary Johnson may refer to:
"Our official quote is, 'Welcome back to the U.S.,' " he said.
Johnson didn't know when Saul Pena might be extradited to New Mexico New Mexico, state in the SW United States. At its northwestern corner are the so-called Four Corners, where Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah meet at right angles; New Mexico is also bordered by Oklahoma (NE), Texas (E, S), and Mexico (S). , but he plans to send detectives to El Paso to interview him.
Javier Sambrano, spokesman for the El Paso Police Department, said Thursday the Border Patrol turned over Saul Pena to his agency Wednesday or Thursday, at which time he was booked into the El Paso County El Paso County may refer to one of the following counties in the United States:
During his trial in late August, Hector Luis Pena -- known as Luis -- testified that his younger brother, who was often in trouble, called him several times on the morning of July 27, 2007, told him he'd "encountered some problems and he had to get out of there." When Hector Luis Pena arrived to pick up his brother, Saul Pena looked as if he'd been badly beaten.
The two men then drove to Oxnard, Calif., where Hector Luis Pena dropped off his brother, then turned around and headed back to Santa Fe.
Hector Luis Pena testified that his brother had told him that he and Gonzalez had fought before Saul Pena pulled out a gun and shot his cousin while they were in a sport utility vehicle belonging to Saul Pena's girlfriend.
A Santa Fe County jury on Aug. 28 acquitted Hector Luis Pena, who had spent more than a year in jail, of second-degree murder, tampering with evidence and two counts of conspiracy.
Zita Morabito also was charged with murder in the case. Prosecutors and police alleged that the Las Vegas, Nev., woman had an affair with Gonzalez, then paid another man to have him killed. However, a prosecutor said during a September hearing that he didn't have enough evidence to go to trial against Morabito and, in November, dismissed the charge.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.
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