- Associated Press - Sunday, February 26, 2017

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - An El Paso man is set for trial this week in the Rio Grande Valley for the slaying of a McAllen man more than a decade ago.

Claudio Alberto Morales could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted of the robbery-slaying of 62-year-old Arturo Noe Sanchez. Sanchez was found fatally stabbed at his home Dec. 19, 2005.

Money and his vehicle were taken. The vehicle was recovered the next day.

The Brownsville Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2lKePY1 ) it wasn’t until five years later that McAllen police learned from the forensics investigators at the Texas Department of Public Safety that DNA evidence from bank robberies in El Paso and in Las Cruces, New Mexico, matched their case.

Further investigation then linked the DNA to Morales.

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Information from: The Brownsville Herald, https://www.brownsvilleherald.com

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