On Friday, February 4, 1983, 24-year-old Wanda Jean Lopez was fatally stabbed during her night shift at the Sigmor Shamrock gas station in south Corpus Christi. Witnesses postively identified a man, Carlos DeLuna, who was found hiding in the area, as Wanda's killer. He was ultimately arrested, convicted, and executed for murder. But DeLuna always claimed innocence, pointing to another mysterious man as the killer. Was DeLuna fabricating his story or had he been telling the truth the entire time?
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Episode 49 Good News:
Young, C. (2019, June 11). Officer Abigail presented with gifts and surprises from Freeport police. KHOU 11. Retrieved from https://www.khou.com/article/news/officer-abigail-presented-with-gifts-and-surprises-from-freeport-police/285-7952646d-fc2f-47ce-8e93-cd4e4371d65f
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North Texan Honored For Helping Save Friend, Colleague’s Life. (2019, April 11). CBS DFW 21. Retrieved from https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2019/04/11/texan-honored-helping-save-friend-colleagues-life/
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