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Identity of man accused in 43-year-old murder case released

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Roberto Lopez Roberto Lopez

The identity of a man accused for killing and Alice Police Officer more than 40 years ago has been released.

Alice Echo News reports that 70-year-old Roberto Lopez has been charged with Capital Murder for the shooting death of Officer Matthew Murphy.

Lopez is currently serving time in Alabama for armed robbery.

Officer Murphy was killed during a traffic stop on December 1, 1974.

The Alice Police Department says t they will release additional information about the case on Monday.

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