Los Zetas Cartel

Defendants say new evidence destroys credibility of government's star witness

Two cocaine conspirators convicted in February, after a riveting federal trial that showed how Mexican cartel drugs reach Baltimore street corners (“Corner Cartel,” Feature, Feb. 23), say newly shared government evidence contradicts important testimony the prosecutors’ star witness made before the jury. In May 5 filings by their attorneys, the defendants, who are scheduled to be sentenced later this month, asked U.S. District Judge William Quarles to dismiss their indictment after granting their request for a new trial.

The two men, Jose Cavazos and Wade Coats, were convicted on Feb. 7 after about an...