Texas Sniper

The charge: murdering a judge

Even in El Paso, a rough Texas border town with a history of renegades and easy money, the Chagra family stood out. Lee, the eldest, was a flamboyant lawyer with a taste for cocaine who specialized in defending drug dealers. He carried thousands of dollars in his cowboy boots and handed out gold bracelets engraved with his motto, FREEDOM. When he bought a limousine equipped with a bar and television, he also ordered a special nook for the gun he always carried. In December 1978, the night after he picked up the car from the dealer, he...

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