Man surrenders after 55 years
SAN ANTONIO: A man who turned himself in for a 1962 fatal shooting in Texas was tired of having an arrest warrant haunting him and was weary of living under an assumed name.
Pete Ortiz Jr, now 75, was indicted in March 1963 on a murder charge over the fatal shooting of Joe Ovalle, a sign painter who was killed in his driveway before Christmas.
A judge asked Ortiz: “Where have you been all these 55 years?”
“I work all the time,” Ortiz replied. “I work in the fields picking cotton. I followed the migrants to Wisconsin.”