Woman in slaying case admits drug role

2013-05-22T00:00:00Z 2013-05-23T09:46:16Z Woman in slaying case admits drug roleVeronica M. Cruz Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
May 22, 2013 12:00 am  • 

A Tucson woman indicted on murder charges pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted unlawful transfer of narcotic drugs for sale for her role in the 2012 slaying of Jose Carlos Gonzalez.

Leslie Janette Vega, 28, faces between two and 8 3/4 years in prison or up to five years' probation when she's sentenced July 8 by Pima County Superior Court Judge Javier Chon-Lopez.

Vega admitted she was only involved in helping people set up a sale of oxycodone, her attorney, Steven West, told Chon-Lopez.

Gonzalez, 29, was shot and killed after a fight broke out in the parking lot of Eegee's, 3872 N. Oracle Road, on Sept. 26, 2012.

The alleged shooter, Jovon Luis Mankel, 23 is set to go on trial in September.


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