By Bill O’Neil
43 years later–police in South Texas ay they have made an arrest in the murder of an officer in Alice.
70-year old Robert Lopez, who has been serving a life sentence in Alabama following a 1981 robbery conviction has been charged with the shooting death of Officer Matthew Murphy.
Murphy, who had served as a narcotics officer, was on patrol duty at the time he was shot during a traffic stop.
Investigators said Lopez at one point bragged to a fellow inmate about the killing.