The Trial of Augustin Vasquez-Mendoza
MAY 4--Opening statements in the trial of Augustin Vasquez-Mendoza will be on Monday, May 8th at 10:30 a.m. in Superior Court, courtroom 702 . If you have not yet done so, please submit camera requests to Superior Court's Media Relations Office (J.W. Brown, 602-506-7378). You can submit your request online at http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/publicInfo/camRequest/ cameraForm.asp.
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On July 9, 2000, Augustin Vasquez-Mendoza was arrested in the State of Puebla, Mexico, and an extradition was requested for his return to the U.S. to face charges.
On January 29, 2005, Vasquez-Mendoza was extradited from Mexico to the United States to stand trial for his role in the murder of DEA Special Agent Richard Fass. Vasquez-Mendoza faces life in prison, with the possibility of parole after serving 25 years, if convicted of the charges. The manhunt for Vasquez-Mendoza was one of the most intense in recent U.S./Mexico law enforcement history.