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Mexican Drug Linked to the Murder of a Lawman

The county officials of Bexar County said on Tuesday that they are investigating the possible link between the death of Sergeant Kenneth Vann, their sheriff’s sergeant, and Mexican drug cartel. Vann was ambushed while he was sitting in his patrol car.

County Sheriff Amadeo Ortiz said that Vann may have been targeted because he was in the government’s side.

Vann was in his uniform and was sitting in a marked patrol car Saturday when a white car parked beside him. Then, somebody from the car aimed and shot at Vann; that person fired an average of 28 shots from an automatic weapon. To date, no suspects are still in custody.

Ortiz said that they see no evidence that Vann was followed that morning, indicating that he was not targeted personally. Ortiz added that Mexican drug cartels may have picked him because he was a symbol of authority. He said that it could have just been an attack on a random law enforcement officer.

Ortiz stressed that he sees no reason for the general public to feel alarmed. He further said that the FBI and the Texas Department of Public Safety, along with other law enforcement agencies, are all working hand-in-hand in working with the investigation.

Deputy Lou Antou said they are reviewing surveillance videos from the gas stations in the corner where the incident took place. Vann was parking in a corner on the southeast side of San Antonio when he was killed.

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FBI Investigates Unabomber in Tylenol Killings

Questions are now raised on whether or not Chicago’s Tylenol killer and the Unabomber are one and the same. The FBI agents who are assigned to investigate on the 30-year old case on the Tylenol killings want DNA samples of Ted Kaczynski. The FBI, however, are not saying of there is reason to believe that Kaczynski is the Tylenol killer.

Cynthia Yates, spokesperson for Chicago FBI, said that they want DNA samples of numerous individuals, not just Kaczynski. Yates, however, refused to provide the press details regarding the other individuals they are investigating on. The FBI’s efforts to take hold of Kaczynski’s DNA only became public after Kaczynski filed a court motion seeking to keep all his materials that may exonerate him in the 1982 Tylenol killing case.

Kaczynski used to live in a small cabin from where he sent the mail bombs which killed a total of three people and wounded numerous others; his attacks begun during late 1970s. Kaczynski is called the Unabomber as he originally sent the mail bombs to airline executives and university professors.

Kaczynski is now serving a life sentence in the Colorado federal prison after he was captured in 1996 and pleaded guilty in 1998. He, however, refused to provide DNA samples to FBI authorities investigating the Tylenol case. The poisoning killed seven people in a matter of three days. The victims took cyanide-covered Tylenol from packages that have been apparently tampered with.

Helen Jensen, one of the nurses who accompanied investigators in the homes of the Tylenol poisoning victims, said that she hopes this recent news regarding the case is not another dead end. She added that it would be nice to finally get justice and closure to the entire thing.

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