The fate of three Mexicans linked to the 1985 torture-slaying of U.S. narcotics agent Enrique Camarena was put in the hands of a federal court jury Tuesday.

Jurors heard a week of closing arguments from prosecuting and defense attorneys in the 8-week-old trial, then listened to nearly two hours of legal instructions from U.S. District Judge Edward Rafeedie. They were to begin deliberations Wednesday morning.The defendants in the trial are former Mexican police officer Raul Lopez Alvarez, 28; Mexicali businessman and admitted marijuana trafficker Rene Verdugo Urquidez, 36, and confessed cocaine dealer Jesus Felix Gutierrez, 38.

The battered bodies of Camarena and his pilot, Alfredo Zavala Avelar, were found in shallow graves at a remote Mexican ranch in March 1985, about a month after they were abducted from Guadalajara.