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Man Arrested in Highway Shootings

July 8, 1999

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) _ Mexican police arrested an American tourist and accused him of shooting at cars with California license plates, killing a 46-year-old woman, police said.

Authorities plan to charge Dennis Albert Macchione with murder on Thursday, when he is scheduled for a court appearance, said Jose Lauro Ortiz of the Baja California state Attorney General’s Office.

Macchione, 33, of Buena Park, Calif., blamed the shootings along a Baja California highway crowded with American visitors on a drunken friend whom he would not identify. Macchione was arrested Tuesday.

Ortiz identified the dead woman as Debra Lynn Penny Campos, 46, of Brawley, Calif.

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