RECKLESS: The Gonzalo Lopez Escape
Hosted by: Karla Castillo
Convicted killer and cartel hitman Gonzalo Lopez had nothing to lose when he escaped from a Texas Department of Criminal Justice transport bus near the small town of Centerville, Texas.A three-week search for the inmate brought the town to a halt and the TDCJ under scrutiny.The culmination of egregious security policy violations by TDCJ officers, a chaotic and confusing search and Lopez’s determination resulted in the murder of five people; a grandfather and his young grandsons. The horrific saga came to an end when Lopez was killed in a shoot out with law enforcement near San Antonio.But when the search ended, questions started.On RECKLESS: The Gonzalo Lopez Escape, we’ll talk to an eyewitness who was the last person to see Lopez before he disappeared into the woods and learn about Centerville residents’ frustrations as the search dragged on.We’ll take the case to an expert, breaking down the reports and outlining how this tragedy happened and what’s next.Finally, we’ll go behind the scenes with KBTX reporters who were there as the chaos unfolded, with stories you haven’t heard before about how the search happened, and what went wrong.
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