Consuelo Zavala convicted of gruesome onion-field execution

In October 2012, we told you about the extradition of Consuelo Zavala for the brutal execution of Francisco Gasca circa 1997. Location: a Weld County onion field.

The police report said Gasca had been shot eight times, including five bullets in the head, but in the year since then, this deadly count changed. Gasca is now said to have been shot ten times -- a number that no doubt factored in to a jury's decision to convict Zavala on a first-degree murder charge. Details, photos and the original arrest affidavit below.

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