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Denial of parole for Mexican Mafia killer a relief to victim's family
Denial of parole for Mexican Mafia killer a relief to victim's family

Rene Enriquez's eloquence on the subject of the Mexican Mafia prison gang has impressed many. He wrote two books on the topic, prosecutors used him as an expert witness in gang trials, and numerous law enforcement officials turned to him for training sessions and conferences. But when asked by a parole board last year why he joined the powerful prison gang and led a criminal life rife with violence until he quit in 2002, Enriquez had trouble explaining himself. "I don't know what it was," he said. "I don't know what I was seeking." Enriquez, who is serving a life prison sentence for two murders, appeared headed for freedom this month after the board...

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