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    HI - Reuben Gallegos, 19, Pearl Harbor, 1992 - Man convicted of murder

    http://www.thehawaiichannel.com/news...67/detail.html

    HONOLULU -- The attorney general's office has charged a man with murder in the case of a man who disappeared 13 years ago.Reuben Gallegos disappeared along with $80,000 from the Navy Exchange. His body was never found. Gallegos was 19 years old at the time.
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    Gallegos was a cashier at the Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange. On May 1, 1992, $80,000 was taken.
    Jenaro Torres, a base security guard, was arrested. In his car, officials found stolen money, Gallegos' ID and a gun with spent rounds. Despite several efforts, Gallegos' body was never found.


    I can't even find a picture of Reuben, so I can't profile him on the Charley Project. I wish I could. He deserves to be remembered, and this is the first time I've even heard of the guy.

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    This is an interesting story. They had enough evidence back then to convict him of robbery, but not of kidnapping? I understand that it difficult to convict someone of murder when you don't have a body, but why couldn't they get him on kidnapping? That likely would have gotten him a longer sentence than robbery. Wonder what the evidence is is it isn't the his body or an eyewitness? DNA or a forgotten fingerprint? A murder weapon?
    I hope they catch this guy soon.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mysteriew
    This is an interesting story.I hope they catch this guy soon.
    I hope they do to...

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    relatives might have a pic?

    Quote Originally Posted by meggilyweggily
    . . .I can't even find a picture of Reuben, so I can't profile him on the Charley Project. I wish I could. He deserves to be remembered, and this is the first time I've even heard of the guy.
    Maybe you can find relatives to get a pic. There is only one name exactly like his listed in the yahoo people search so maybe they are related.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docwho3
    Maybe you can find relatives to get a pic. There is only one name exactly like his listed in the yahoo people search so maybe they are related.
    I shouldn't want to make an unsolicited contact to a relative, though. A lot of them have a very hard time talking about the disappearance and just want to be left alone.

    Maybe there'll be more news about the upcoming trial, with that, a picture of Reuben.

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    Defense: Murder Victim Gallegos Is Alive

    The defense team in a 15-year-old murder case hopes to prove in court that the murder victim is not dead, but only missing.

    Not only is he missing, but 19-year-old Ruben Gallegos also was a willing accomplice in the 1992 robbery that caused his disappearance, Deputy Public Defender Ed Harada argued during opening arguments.

    Jenaro Torres, 58, faces a second-degree murder charge for the May 1, 1992, disappearance of Gallegos. The body was never found, but Torres was later found with Gallegos' belongings and $78,000. The jury trial began yesterday morning in Circuit Court.

    http://starbulletin.com/2007/03/14/news/story08.html

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    Does anyone know how this trial went?

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