Two Head to Prison for Committing Murder on Federal Land

Two men have been sentenced to federal prison for 35 years after admitting they murdered a teenager in the Sam Houston National Forest in 2013, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Cristian Alexander Zamora aka Christian Zamora, Alexander, Alex or Pollo and Ricardo Leonel Campos Lara aka La Muerte entered pleas of guilty April 17, 2015, to aiding and abetting each other and others with the murder of a 16-year-old male victim on Sept. 22, 2013.
Today, U.S. District Judge Ewing Werlein handed both Zamora and Lara 420-month sentences, each followed by five years of supervised release. They were further ordered to pay $13,092.42 in restitution. In handing down the sentence, Judge Werlein noted the “willful and deliberate crime.” He commented that the murder was particularly brutal and noted its the heinous, gruesome and savage nature.
Zamora, 24 and Lara, 20, both of El Salvador and resided in Huntsville and Houston, respectively, admitted they took part in the murder by striking the male victim with a baseball bat and a machete multiple times. Zamora and Lara admitted they had received an order from MS-13 members to kill the teenager. After receiving the order, they assisted in taking him to the forest where they then struck him with a bat and machete to the point of near decapitation.
They will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.
The charges are the result of an investigation by the FBI, Houston Police Department, Texas Rangers and the Walker County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Chief Mark E. Donnelly and Assistant U.S. Attorney Casey MacDonald are prosecuting the case.

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  1. Craven

    So, the lesson being: if you want somebody gone, do it on Federal Land, is that it? Well, if they were sentenced to state prison, their terms may (not would) have been longer, but they would probably be more likely to get an early release. Its just US vs THEM out there, the cops are on the front lines, we’re better off arming ourselves and criminal justice is only for the criminals.

  2. mlg1969

    The victims family will probably never see the money, the scum will go back to their country for a while and return to do it again. That is what our country does now.,forgives the ignorant illegals and let’s them do what they want. FREEDOM OF SPEECH

  3. DollyHorton

    What is this ‘420 month’ crap? 35 years for what has to be capitol murder? On FEDERAL land no less? They should have gotten life without parole even if they did squeal on their gang buddies. THIS is why decent citizens should be armed at all times. You never know when you’re going to be chosen at random for slaughter.

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