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Man arrested in El Salvador, convicted of murdering ex-wife in 2010 in Pacoima – Daily News

Man arrested in El Salvador, convicted of murdering ex-wife in 2010 in Pacoima – Daily News

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Napoleon Eduardo Castro was captured in El Salvador and turned over to the Los Angeles Police Department by the FBI on Thursday, February 14, 2019, to face charges in the stabbing and torture death of his estranged wife, Olga. (Images courtesy of the FBI)

A man extradited from El Salvador in connection with the stabbing death of his ex-wife in Pacoima more than a decade ago has been found guilty of her murder.

Jurors found Napoleon Eduardo Castro, now 48, guilty on Monday, May 6, of first-degree murder for the May 1, 2010 killing of his 33-year-old ex-wife, Olga Martinez, according to the district attorney. Los Angeles County. Desk.

The jury also found merit in the allegations of torture and lying in wait under special circumstances, according to the district attorney’s office.

Martinez was attacked and stabbed multiple times in the garage of her condo building in the 11000 block of Glenoaks Boulevard.

Authorities had named Castro as a suspect in the murder shortly after the crime, and state and federal arrest warrants were subsequently issued for him. The wanted poster distributed by the FBI indicated that he had the name “OLGA” tattooed on his chest.

Castro was arrested by members of the FBI’s Fugitive Task Force, according to the FBI, which announced in February 2019 after his arrest that a reward had been posted in connection with the investigation. He was turned over to the Los Angeles Police Department in February 2019.

Jurors deadlocked in his first trial.

Castro faces life in prison without the possibility of parole, with sentencing set for June 10 in a San Fernando courtroom, according to the district attorney’s office.

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