Juárez consulate slayings mastermind booked in Texas
SAN ANTONIO — A man suspected of ordering the assassination of a U.S. Consulate worker and her husband in Juárez in March appeared Friday in a San Antonio courtroom under tight security and a shroud of secrecy.
Jesus Ernesto Chávez Castillo, known as “El Camello,” or the camel, is suspected of ordering the slayings of Lesley Enriquez Redelfs and her husband, Arthur Redelfs, both of El Paso.
Chávez was watched over by several FBI agents, most of whom were allowed inside the courtroom of U.S. Magistrate Judge John Primomo for a closed-door hearing that took about 40 minutes.
The San Antonio Express-News late Friday confirmed through sources, photographs and booking records at a jail near San Antonio, where the prisoner was being held, that the hearing was for Chávez, 41.