- Associated Press - Thursday, August 11, 2016

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A 35-year-old Texas Mexican Mafia member has pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy for his part in the May 2014 shooting death of a San Antonio-area police officer.

A Justice Department statement says Jerry “Spooks” Idrogo pleaded guilty Thursday to participating in two homicides, including that of Balcones (bal-KOH’-nehs) Heights police Officer Julian Pesina. He faces up to life in federal prison when sentenced Nov. 16.

Court records show Idrogo admitted to killing another gang member in August 2013 for withholding drug proceeds from the gang. He also admitted being the driver for two gang members who shot and killed Pesina outside the officer’s tattoo parlor. Records show Pesina also claimed Texas Mexican Mafia membership, had tattoos consistent with membership in the gang and was selling drugs to fellow gang members.

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