Murder suspects illegal immigrantsby Sheryl Kornman on Dec. 12, 2008, under Local
Citizen Staff Writer
The key suspects in two recent homicides are both in the United States illegally, according to court documents filed in their cases.
Gildardo Lopez and Jose Luis Razo both told a judge at their initial court appearances that they are from Mexico and “have no legal authority” to be in the U.S., according to documents filed in the cases.
Lopez, 32, said he is from “Almazo,” Mexico. He is accused of killing two men Dec. 6 at Feliz Paseo Park west of Tucson after a drug-related kidnapping, sheriff’s deputies said.
The bodies of Jose Daniel Alvarez, 23, and Jesus Martinez Gonzales, 24, were found in a wash by a hiker.
Lopez told jail booking staff he was an unemployed laborer but later told the county’s Pretrial Services he was employed full time as a laborer. The name of his employer was withheld.
Razo, 21, said he is from Nogales, Son. He is charged with killing Efrain Ordonez Jr., 39, on Nov. 9 while Ordonez was walking his dog.
Razo said he was self-employed as a carpet installer.
Both are being held in Pima County Jail without bond.