09-20-2013, 07:40 PM #1
PA - Delores Alvarez, 41, shot to death, Philadelphia, 21 June 1992
PHILADELPHIA — The FBI has captured a fugitive in the Philippines, 20 years after he allegedly gunned down his wife's friend in a crowded Philadelphia restaurant.
Santiago Pedroso, 71, is back in the U.S. to face murder charges in the death of 41-year-old Delores Alvarez.
Pedroso's estranged wife had moved in with Alvarez shortly before he ran into them at a restaurant on Father's Day in 1992, according to newspaper reports at the time. Pedroso allegedly shot Alvarez five times just after she ordered dinner, as his teenage daughter shouted for him to stop, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported at the time........
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12-05-2013, 12:30 AM #2
Fugitive claims he killed wife's mistress in self-defense
PHILADELPHIA Twenty-one years after he allegedly killed his wife's lesbian lover in a Germantown restaurant full of Father's Day celebrants, Santiago Pedroso admitted the shooting to detectives - but insisted it was self-defense.
That was the substance of Pedroso's brief Sept. 19 statement to homicide detectives, made public Wednesday at a preliminary hearing where a Philadelphia judge ordered the 71-year-old one-time Hunting Park spiritualist and longtime fugitive to stand trial for murder in the 1992 slaying of Delores Alvarez.
Elderly Man Will Stand Trial For Germantown Murder More Than 20 Years Ago
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A 71-year-old man wanted for the murder more than two decades ago of his ex-wife’s female lover in a Germantown restaurant was today ordered to stand trial for the 1992 crime.
Authorities believe the defendant, Santiago Pedroso, was on the runs for years and had travelled internationally, making money selling religious items before he was arrested last month in the Philippines.
02-25-2015, 03:53 PM #3
Testimony has begun:
On Father's Day 1992, Santiago Pedroso walked to a table in a crowded Germantown restaurant and fired five times at his wife's best friend, killing her, because he thought they were lovers, a prosecutor said yesterday.
Assistant District Attorney Richard Sax said. "He thought his wife and Delores Alvarez were lesbians and he was being left behind"...
After seeing Alvarez in the restaurant, Pedroso walked the block to his home on Chelten Avenue, got at least one gun from the basement, then returned to the restaurant, Sax said, with his daughter following him, "pleading and begging, 'Papi, don't do this!'"
06-01-2015, 06:46 PM #4
A man who was on the run for decades will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing a woman he thought was his ex-wife's lover in a Philadelphia restaurant on Father's Day in 1992, his lawyer said on Thursday.
Santiago Pedroso, 73, was subject to a mandatory minimum life sentence after a Philadelphia jury on Wednesday deliberated for an hour and found him guilty of the first degree murder of Delores Alvarez, 40, in the Germantown section of the city.
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