07-15-2012, 12:40 PM #1
CA - Kristine Reyes, 21, abducted & murdered, El Cajon, Sept 1988
A fugitive on the U.S. Marshals Service's most-wanted list was captured in Cancun after nearly 24 years on the run.
Vincent Legrend Walters, 45, was wanted for the 1988 kidnapping and murder of a woman named Christina Reyes in San Diego. The killing allegedly stemmed from a drug deal gone bad..............
The U.S. Marshals said Walters had "boasted to people that he was a fugitive from San Diego and wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service."
Mexican authorities worked with the U.S. Marshals Service to locate and arrest Walters, who was taken into custody Friday morning.
He will be transported to Mexico City to face extradition to San Diego, where he will face murder and drug charges. A federal grand jury indicted Walters in 1989 on charges of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, carrying firearms during drug trafficking and possession of unregistered firearms and explosives.
11-19-2015, 04:19 PM #2
From last month:
Shortly before his trial, Walters pleaded guilty to first-degree murder — the victim was Kristine Reyes — and two counts of kidnapping for ransom. He was sentenced Oct. 5 in Superior Court to 32 years to life in prison... She was killed the day after her 21st birthday.
Prosecutors said in court documents that Reyes was killed because “she had seen too much” and to send a message to others who might try to steal from Walters and his associates...
Martin Walters returned to San Diego with an associate to kill the two kidnapping victims, but was unsuccessful... They pleaded guilty to various charges, including murder and kidnapping, and were sentenced to prison. Martin Walters is serving 25 years to life.
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