Trial set to begin in death of US consulate worker

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Opening statements are set in the trial of a man accused of participating in the 2010 slaying of a U.S. consulate employee.

The trial is set to begin Monday in El Paso for Arturo Gallegos Castrellon, who prosecutors say is a member of a border gang affiliated with a drug cartel.

He's accused in a multi-count indictment of drug trafficking, money laundering and participation in the shootings that killed Leslie Ann Enriquez Catton, a U.S. consulate worker in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez. Her husband and the husband of another consulate employee were also killed.

Castrellon was extradited from Mexico in 2012.

The indictment names 35 defendants, 33 of whom are in custody with six awaiting extradition from Mexico. Twenty-five have pleaded guilty. One committed suicide in jail.

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