EL PASO — Two men have been sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping a West Texas man who was later found shot with his hands chopped off in Juarez, Mexico.
Prosecutors said a Mexican drug cartel hired Cesar Obregon-Reyes and Rafael Vega to kidnap someone from his El Paso County home in September over a botched drug deal.
Obregon-Reyes was sentenced on Friday in El Paso federal court to two life sentences on several counts of kidnapping and other charges. Vega got four life sentences a day before.
Prosecutors said the men took Sergio Saucedo while he was with his family and brought him to Juarez, where he was found dead days later on an unpaved road with his severed hands sitting on his chest.