Boss indicted for harboring man in cop killing

February 7, 2008 3:36:53 AM PST
A grand jury has indicted the -employer- of a Mexican man accused in the 2006 shooting death of a Houston police officer.Prosecutors announced Robert Lane Camp allegedly helped the illegal immigrant return to the U.S. after being deported in 1999 on a conviction for indecency with a child.

Camp is accused of encouraging Juan Leonardo Quintero-Perez to unlawfully enter and live in the U.S. -- and of harboring him.

Quintero-Perez is charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of Officer Rodney Johnson during a traffic stop. Quintero-Perez was driving a truck owned by Camp.

Quintero-Perez faces trial March 31st. If convicted, he could get the death penalty. Camp is free on a $50,000 unsecured bond.

His attorney didn't immediately comment.

Each charge against Camp carries up to five years in prison and a fine up to $250,000.

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