More information expected on arrest related to 1974 murder of Alice PD officer
Officer Matthew Murphy was killed during a traffic stop on Dec. 1, 1974.
Alice Police Officer Matthew Murphy was shot and killed in the line of duty on Dec. 1, 1974. More than 40 years later, an arrest has been made in the case.
70-year-old Roberto Lopez was arrested in Alabama, where he was serving time for a different crime, and charged with Capital Murder, according to the Alice Echo News Journal.
The announcement came last week with not much other information.
A news conference will be held Monday morning where officials are expected to release more information. That conference will be held at the Alice Police Department Training Center at 100 S. Stadium at 10 a.m.
KRIS 6 News will be there and will update this story as soon as more information is available.
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