Dealing With the Devil

When the Deuce-Seven Bloods went hunting for a snitch, they shot Venus Montoya instead.

"He hurt my family," she tells the court, "and he hurt my baby. I'm sure his family hurts as much as we do.

"Now your family has to suffer, too," she says, as she at last turns to face Ornelas. "But at least they can see you. I can't see my daughter...But I have her in my heart."

Ornelas says nothing. There are no more tears, no outbursts.
Then Woodford sentences him to life in prison without parole. "You have caused the very violent death of a very young mother, fiancee and daughter," the judge says, "and I have seen no remorse on your part."

NEXT WEEK: The trial of Francisco "Pancho" Martinez.

Visit www.westword.com to read part one of "Dealing with the Devil," and related stories.

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