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Alabama prisoner indicted in 1974 cold case murder of Alice policeman

Posted: 12:56 PM, May 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-21 19:40:14-04

 

An indictment has been announced in the 1974 murder of an Alice police officer.

 

Roberto Lopez was indicted for capital murder in the death of Officer Matt Murphy.

 

Alice police say Lopez has been considered a suspect in the case since the 1990s.

He’s currently serving a life sentence for armed robbery in Alabama.

Prosecutors say they’ll start the extradition process to bring Lopez to Texas for trial.