Monday Apr 14
Cal Coast News
Cartel hit man cops to nine murders in California
A Mexican drug cartel hit man confessed last week to killing more than 30 people, nine of whom he murdered in California.
The Fresno Bee
'Mano Negra' -- confessed Valley contract killer was known, feared, but invisible
In his Earlimart, Calif., barber shop on Thursday, April 10, 2014, Joe Cardona shows the clipping that he tore out of The Fresno Bee this week of the story of alleged contract killer Jose Manuel Martinez.
Farmer may have killed 40 people as cartel hitman
With thinning hair and an unremarkable moustache, Jose Manuel Martinez would have blended in easily among the agricultural labourers of Richgrove, the small, central California farming community where he lived with his mother in a modest home.
Man charged with 9 murders in three California counties
WITH A MAN DESCRIBED AS A MASS MURDERER CHARGED WITH NINE SEPARATE KILLINGS OVER 30 YEARS HERE IN CALIFORNIA.
California man confesses to 40 killings
Errek Jett, the district attorney in Lawrence County, Alabama, said that Jose Manuel Martinez, 51, told investigators he carried out the crimes working as an enforcer for a drug cartel.
Alleged contract killer charged with six Tulare County murders
A suspected hitman who is accused of killing people across the country was charged Tuesday with six murders in Tulare County in a case that has generated national interest.
SoCal firm relocating to Tulare County
Forest Wood Fiber Products, based in Lake Elsinore , is in escrow to buy a Richgrove plant site in southern Tulare County and will relocate operations in the next 45 days.