When the U.S. Marshals issued an arrest warrant for Anibal Mustelier back in 1995, Mustelier had a thick head of bushy brown hair sprouting atop his head. His face was unblemished, and light stubble gave his face a youthful glow.
After Mustelier, 66, was arrested on Sunday, his latest mugshot shows that his hair has faded to gray, and his goatee has turned shades of salt and pepper. His cheeks have sunken, and wrinkles snake across his forehead.
He had, after all, spent 26 years in hiding, after working as an alleged “contract killer” and hitman for Colombian drug cartels, including Pablo Escobar’s Medellin Cartel. Some even linked Mustelier, also known as “The Ghost,” to Fidel Castro himself.
According to a 2001 Sun-Sentinel report, Mustelier was “feared even by the toughest drug smugglers of Miami’s Cocaine Cowboy days, but at the same time he was an esteemed professional.”
But according to arrest reports obtained by New Times, Hialeah police finally caught the 5’4″ Mustelier after police say he was caught executing a bungled armed robbery on a Hialeah bank.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Ronquillo was a car thief who was killed after arriving at the funeral of a dead friend. The district attorney deemed the incident justified, but a lawsuit maintains that Ronquillo was assaulted by officers before he was able to give himself up, after which he was shot for simply trying to get away from the attack. Westword has the story.
After the fight, Martin still harbored thoughts of patching things up. Martin’s conversation with his wife a few days after his fight with Hitt seemed to hold hope and indicate a growing rage: “What are the odds of us ever getting back together on a scale of 1 to 10? … If you’re not in his arms, then let me take care of you. … You’re living with a guy that tried to kill me.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Over a three-day period, a lawsuit says Tabor slowly deteriorated under a treatment regiment that largely consisted of Gatorade. The suit maintains that he begged for an IV that would have saved his life, but the nurses ignored him, and he never saw a doctor. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Rust disappeared back in 2009 after telling a friend he was going after a burglar who’d broken into his home. Investigators say Rust and Gonzales didn’t know each other — but DNA suggests that they had one particularly horrific encounter. Westword has the story.
Long Beach police appeared to be flummoxed in their search for a gunman who murdered a mother and her kindergarten-age daughter in a part of the city that hasn’t seen such violence in years.
Talking to reporters today, police discounted the possibility that this was gang-related or random; it appeared 26-year-old Carina Mancera and 4-year-old Jennabel Anaya were targeted when someone walked up to them and opened fire on a downtown-area street.
An Arizona woman has been caught up in the federal investigation into an alleged child pornographer in Colorado.
On August 4, authorities charged 39-year-old Sarah Cox of Clarkdale with three counts of knowingly receiving child pornography. The complaint, filed in Arizona U.S. District Court by Homeland Security Investigations, alleges that Cox and Richard Hennis of Colorado Springs exchanged explicit online messages in which Cox described her desire to sexually abuse a friend’s 3-year-old daughter.
A man was gunned down in broad daylight in the Oakwood area of Venice today, authorities said.
The shooting at Brooks and Seventh avenues was reported about 4 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department Officer Tony Im said.
Seventeen-year-old Blake wouldn’t necessarily consider his poolside lifeguard job to be a fun-in-the-sun type of summer gig. He’s had to rescue drowning kids whose parents instead yelled at him for pulling them out of the water. He’s been dehydrated. He’s had to stay late putting strong-smelling chemicals in the water so you don’t have to deal with other people’s urine contaminating the pool.
But to Blake, as an employee of A-Beautiful Pools, the worst part of the job is being cheated out of money. (Blake asked that we give him a pseudonym since he still works for the company.) It’s so bad, in fact, that he’s pretty sure he has lost between $400 and $500 the past two summers as a result of strict, punitive measures he says the company takes to make damn sure its employees to show up on time and never miss a shift.