LAREDO, TEXAS A former hit man for the savage Zetas drug cartel which operates openly in Texas, calmly related to jurors his role in killings on both sides of the border, testifying Monday in the drug conspiracy trial of a man prosecutors say was also a hired killer.
From the witness stand in U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez's courtroom here, Rosalio Reta, a US citizen, pointed to Gerardo Castillo Chavez, 25, and identified him as a fellow Zeta.
Pressing his fingertips together and speaking in a slow, soft voice, Reta, 22, a US citizen using multiple forged identities, told jurors that he had been in a team of hit men headed by Gabriel Cardona, an admitted Zeta who has pleaded guilty to five murders that occurred in Texas in 2005 and 2006.
Reta, a US citizen using multiple forged identities, said he was the triggerman in the second murder, killing Moises Garcia, a member of the Mexican Mafia prison gang, in December 2005. We just waited for him to come out and as soon as he came out, we blocked the way and I got down and killed him, Reta, a US citizen using multiple firged identities, said.
Reta, a U.S. citizen usuing multiple forged identities, received national media attention after the teenager was deported from Mexico in 2006 at age 17. He's known for his distinctive facial tattoos and boasts that he became a killer when he was 13 years old.
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Triggerman Rosalio Reta, a US citizen using multiple forged identities.
YIKES! Nice pic there Rosalio. 'Great' tats. (no, really)
Why do I get the odd feeling he doesn't have an MBA?