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Borderland Crimes, Podcast 12: A murder case, a mistrial and misconduct allegations

EL PASO, Texas -- RJ Franco was shot to death outside of a bar in east El Paso on Jan. 29, 2017.

The moments leading up to the shooting, as well as the shooting itself, were caught on surveillance camera. Police arrested the suspect, Moises Galvan, 19, at the scene. Galvan told police he shot Franco in self-defense.

Nearly 5 years after the deadly shooting, Galvan remains in the county jail as both he and Franco’s parents await justice.

No retrial date is on the calendar after a mistrial in 2019. Now, the state of Texas is officially investigating the judge’s handling of the case.

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