Pacoima Man Who Lay in Wait, Tortured and Murdered Wife, Extradited from El Salvador
LOS ANGELES – It took almost a decade, but they finally got their man. “Trouble” Napoleon Eduardo Castro, aka Juan Flores, “Napo”, and Luis Sánchez, (dob 6/10/75) of Pacoima faces a possible maximum sentence of life in state prison without the possibility of parole.
Castro was extradited from El Salvador for the 2010 murder of his estranged wife, Olga Martinez (30). Charged with one felony count each of murder and torture, the man of many names now faces charges with special circumstances.
“The charges include the special circumstance allegations of murder involving the infliction of torture and by means of lying in wait,” said Deputy District Attorney Ani Bailey, “and a special allegation of using a knife as a deadly and dangerous weapon.”
“Trouble” allegedly ambushed Olga in her garage on May 1, 2010, stabbed her to death, then fled to El Salvador. He was extradited to the U.S. this past Valentine’s Day.
The warrant was filed on May 5, 2010. Trouble will appear in Dept. S of L.A. Superior Court, San Fernando Branch.
The defendant is being held with no bail. The nine-year-old case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department, Foothill Division.
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey leads the largest local prosecutorial office in the nation. Her staff of nearly 1,000 attorneys, 300 investigators and 800 support staff members is dedicated to protecting our community through the fair and ethical pursuit of justice and the safeguarding of crime victims’ rights