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Evaristo Salas Jnr - What the attorney thinks

Season 1, Ep. 48

We've just wrapped up the story of Evaristo Salas Jnr and today I sit down with our resident Attorney Michael Leonard to get his thoughts on the case.


Evaristo Salas was accused of firing two shots into Jose Arreola’s head in Sunnyside in November 1995.


He was tried as an adult and convicted by a jury of first-degree murder three days after his 16th birthday and was sentenced to nearly 33 years in prison. The gun used in the murder was never recovered and there was no physical evidence linking Jnr to the killing.


His conviction was based on the testimony of a police informant, Bill Bruhn, and Arreola’s girlfriend, Ofelia Cortez (formerly Gonzalez), who was there when her partner was shot.


Many TV shows have uncovered horrific truths about the so called 'evidence' in this case, yet Jnr still remains incarcerated.

This is his story, as told by him.


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