(Associated Press) Once Jose Manuel Martinez acknowledged a vast killing spree that included nine people in California, officials set out to decide whether the self-described cartel enforcer actually carried out the horrific crimes.
Details the 53-year-old Martinez provided confirmed his claims. He described with remarkable accuracy the victims' clothes, body positions and the caliber of bullets he fired, investigators said.
"He was spot on almost 100 percent of the time," Tulare County's Assistant Sheriff Scott Logue said.
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On Tuesday, a judge in central California accepted a guilty plea from Martinez that will put him behind bars for the rest of his life.