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Border Patrol Inspector Theodore L. Newton, Jr. | United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

Border Patrol Inspector

Theodore L. Newton, Jr.

United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Saturday, June 17, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Location: California

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Denied parole in 2006

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Border Patrol Inspector Theodore Newton and Border Patrol Inspector George Azrak were shot and killed after being abducted from a traffic checkpoint on Highway 79 near Oak Grove, San Diego County, California.

The ensuing investigation determined that the two had stopped a vehicle with over 800 pounds of marijuana. While searching the vehicle they were overpowered and taken to a remote cabin in a deserted mountainous area near Anza, Riverside County. The two had been handcuffed together and were shot and killed as they lay on the ground. Their bodies were found two days later.

Four subjects were arrested in connection with the murders one month later. Two of the men were sentenced to 30 years in prison and were released in 1980. The other two were sentenced to life in prison. One of those two was paroled in 1998 and the remaining suspect was denied parole in 2006.

Inspector Newton was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the United States Border Patrol for one year. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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Border Patrol Inspector George F. Azrak
United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Saturday, June 17, 1967
Cause: Gunfire

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My reflection is that this horrible story was revealed to me by a relative of one of the killers. Alfred Montoya died in prison a few days ago. I was told he was an extremely talented artist. After being paroled for his role in this vicious and ruthless murder in the mid nineties, Montoya went straight back to prison for another crime. I do not believe his soul will ever rest. It is gratifying to see that Newton and George are honored and remembered. The irony here is that Montoya could have gained fame for his talent, but he chose a life of crime.

Pamela McKee
March 10, 2017

 

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