There is no picture. However, picture this; Matthew Astorga of rural Lansing, Kan., was arrested in Leavenworth, Kan., charged with first-degree murder, felon in possession of a firearm and fleeing or eluding police.
So what’s wrong with this picture?
It has a familiar ring to it....
Leavenworth Times Reporter John Richmeier wrote of a Matthew Astorga being arrested.
Is this the same Matthew Astorga, brother of Michael Paul Astorga, who is accused of, and is awaiting trial in the death of Bernalillo County Deputy Sheriff James McGrane Jr.? McGrane was shot to death during a traffic stop on March 22, 2006,
Google search is a wonderful resource. Type in a name and voila, up pops a list of links to information on that request.
I got an e-mail from a man who had gone looking for additional information on Astorga.
My May 2006 posting was number one on the Google list. I posted the man's name, but he's requested anonymity. I'm breaking my rule on using an anonymous source; though he is actually an unnamed source. He was none-to-happy about the reported crime.
I read you article on title "Whats wrong with this picture" and the Astorgas. Last Friday, Matthew Astorga murdered a man in Leavenworth, Ks. He's chargd with 1st degree murder and has a 1 million dollar bond. I'm not sure the judge reaizes when this gets bail, he's gone! I was amazed that he is a former murderer with such an obtainable bond.
How our local law enforcement did not know this guy was living and no doubt "dealing" in our community and is a convicted felon amazes me!
The City of Leavenworth Police are of the belief that the man they have is the Astorga of Albuquerque.
Kansas City's KHSB NBC Action News reports Astorga was from New Mexico. Other Local television, KCTV 5 news reports give more details
Astorga was living in Lansing, a neighboring town of Leavenworth; just northwest of Kansas City.