Southlake lawyer’s sister sent beheading video to El Gato, witness says
FORT WORTH -- El Gato, the cartel boss who ordered a hit on a Southlake cartel lawyer in 2013 later received a video of one of his relatives being beheaded, according to testimony in federal court Friday.
Rodolfo Villareal Hernandez, a Beltran Leyva cartel “plaza boss” known as El Gato, received the video from the lawyer’s sister, said Jesus Gerardo Ledezma-Campano, one of the men accused of stalking the lawyer before he was killed at Southlake Town Square.
Ledezma-Campano, who pleaded guilty to interstate stalking earlier this year, testified for a total of about six hours in Fort Worth federal court Thursday and Friday.
His father, Jesus Gerardo Ledezma-Cepeda, and his uncle, Jose Luis Cepeda-Cortes, are on trial this week for their involvement in the death of Juan Jesus Guerrero Chapa.