By Russell Contreras
The Associated Press
Reies Lopez Tijerina, a Pentecostal preacher- turned-activist who led a violent raid of a northern New Mexico courthouse nearly 50 years ago, died Monday. He was 88.
Family representative Estela Reyes-Lopez said Tijerina, who helped spark the radical Chicano movement, died at an El Paso, Texas, hospital, of natural causes. Nephew Luis Tijerina also confirmed the death.