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McAllen Jury Convicts Two Men for Multiple Violent Crimes

2 years 11 months 1 week ago Monday, September 09 2019 Sep 9, 2019 September 09, 2019 8:43 AM September 09, 2019 in News - Local

 MCALLEN – Two men face up to life in prison in connection to drug crimes, carjacking, robbery and firearm offenses.

The McAllen jury convicted 33-year-old Marin Macrin Cerda aka Filtro and 29-year-old Jose Miguel Montemayor on Friday after a seven day trial.

According to the release, both men were convicted of

 “Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine, conspiracy to possess a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense and a crime of violence, two counts of carjacking, four counts of Hobbs Act robberies, two counts of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence and/or a drug trafficking offense and three counts of discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence and/or a drug trafficking offense.”

Montemayor faces a minimum of 54 years, while Cerda faces a minimum of 78 years to life in prison.

Both men face a maximum lifetime term of imprisonment.

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