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Suspect identified in 1974 murder of Alice police officer

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A man accused in the murder of an Alice police officer more than 40 years ago has been identified. 

According to the Alice Echo News, the suspect has been identified as 70-year-old Roberto Lopez. 

Lopez is currently serving a sentence in Alabama for an armed robbery. 

He is now charged with capital murder for the fatal shooting of Officer Matthew Murphy.

The Alice police officer was shot and killed during a traffic stop back on December 1, 1974. 

The Alice Police Department will release additional details on the case on Monday. 

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