Thursday, April 21, 2016

Former Mexican police officer pleads guilty to crime of "stalking" in Southlake drug cartel murder


By DD, from material in Dallas Morning News
and Borderland Beat Archives

Borderland Beat has covered the case of Guerrero Chapa's murder extensively.  The story of his murder can be read here; the arrest of the 3 defendants in this case can be head here; Guerrero Chapa's role in cartel here.

photo Dallas Morning News
As reported in the Dallas Morning News, JesúsGerardo Ledezma Campano Jr., 32, pleadedguilty to the Federal crime of stalking in  a secret hearing last month. He and his father, 59-year-old Jesús Gerardo Ledezma Cepeda, and his father’s cousin, 59-year-old José Luis Cepeda Cortes are accused of  using high-tech remote cameras and GPS devices to track Juan Jesús Guerrero Chapa before he was shot dead at Southlake Town Square on May 22, 2013.

Ladezma Campano and his father, both Mexican citizens, were arrested in McAllen Texas while crossing the border more than a year after the shooting in Southlake.  The cousin, Jose Luis Cepeda Cortes, a legal US resident, was arrested at his home in Edinburg Texas.

The three defendants are alleged to have stalked Guerrero Chapo for 2 years using more than a half dozen vehicles, hidden surveillance cameras at the entrance gate to the subdivision where Guerrero Chapa lived.   The alleged stalkers also are accused of putting a GPS tracking device on the victims Range Rover
Guerrero Chapa's home in Southlake for which he paid $1.2 million cash
As part of the secret plea deal Ladezma Campano agreed to tesitify against the other defendants.  The trial of Ladezma Camano and Jose Luis Cepeda Cortes is to begin this coming Monday, April 25, in Federal court in Fort Worth, Texas.  Southlake is a suburb of Fort Worth.  A defense attorney said that the defense could call as many as 60 witnesses.

Three other people have been charged in sealed indictments because they remain fugitives. It’s unclear what role they played in the slaying.


The killer has not been publicly identified or charged.

With all the witnesses to be called in the upcoming trial, mostly law enforcement, people involved or knowledgable in organized crime activities, the testimonies may reveal more of the inner workings of the cartels than any previous trial.  It should prove interesting. Most of your cartel heads never go to trial, they almost always plead guilty, So public trials where all the nitty gritty details are laid out is actually pretty rare

It should be safe to assume that all of the defendants and the others named in the sealed indictments were acting on orders from a Mexican cartel.  It would not be inexpensive to support and provide funds for the alleged stalkers for 2 years.  They even bought 2 vehicles in the US, some might say junkers, that wouldn't be noticed in their surveillance  work. 

One of the first questions I would have is why did they stalk Guerrero Chapa  for two years before he was killed.  Surely that had earlier opportunities.  What was going on behind the scenes?

Below is the Criminal Complaint filed with the court.




























































































21 comments:

  1. Live by the gun die by the gun.

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  2. Las batallas se pelean con calma. - El Sol Perdido

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    1. 8:16 hey 'shol, right behind you...
      --Battles are fought to be won, and if you can't win, keep moving...

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  3. Just as there are animals that let other animals do their killing for them-hyenas and vultures-employ a trusted proxy when one's available. If the plot's uncovered, you'll have someone to sacrifice. - R.B.B.


    - El Sol Perdido

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  4. Did I read correctly.
    Mexican cartel murder and cartel member turns big rat!
    Need some new rat corridos!

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  5. Jajaja look at this dumass lookin all hard sitting in a comfortable ass desk chair pointing fingers n snitching. He knows hes a dead man.

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  6. BB Off Topic, can you guys do an article on all the car jackings and shit on the road from Mazatlan to Rosario and Culiacan to Mazatlan. It sounds like its getting out of hand. What ever happened to let the traffickers pass the drugs and don't call any attention to the area! WTF!!!

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  7. N the answer is? We stalked him for 2 years because we wanted to find out how much money he was stealing from us.

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  8. I like these RATS act tough until they caught!

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    1. De que parte de mexico son estas ratotas???

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  9. They killed him because he stole from cardenas
    He had access to all the money and properties and mistresses

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    1. 6:36 what is a lawyer to do?
      if he is a real lawyer, he must be a lawyer, but, death squads operating on the US? Mexican death squads? NO, POS TÁ CABRÓN.

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  10. At 6:05 pm a different tracker showed that another vehicle drove passed the victims Range Rover.It sounds like the stalkers were being watched by possibly the DEA as the stalkers would not put a tracker on their own Toyota Sequoia.Very interesting.The rat who tried to play both sides was killed,the stalkers finished their tasked job and will do some time,then get deported like normal.

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    1. Yea up here in the usa we are getting tired of this gang shit . Don't be surprised if a jury dont give them a little time on death row and deport them to hell.

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    2. Chuy quintanilla, and DEA pet boy Guillermo Gonzalez Calderoni were murdered in mafia land Texas, their murders are cold cases, would these guys know something about that?

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  11. They all steal and rat on one another. Can they be trusted No

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  12. So have the "murderers" been caught or just the "stalkers"? When these guys were initially arrested the US media made them out to be the hitmen not the surveillance team.

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    1. The surveillance is being tried, not the results...
      Prisoner exchange in one year...

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  13. DDDAAaamn, they were so busy watching this guy, they didn't realize they were being watched too.. they followed thiat cunt for 2 yrs.. wow.. whomever retained this guy didn't trust him and had money to burn on 2 yrs of surveillance

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  14. Need to hire people like this to go on the Mexican side a take care of all those POS's that murder innocent people including children, extort the working class, rape women and young girls all in the name of "Drug Trafficking" or "Being a Narco". A true Narco acquiring wealth has no need to do these things in my opinion.

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