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U.S. police extradite Guatemalan suspect involved in years-old murder case

Xinhua,December 07, 2017 Adjust font size:

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- U.S. law enforcement authorities have brought back a man from Guatemala who was accused of shooting his girlfriend to death in Oakland, west California in 2012, a media report said Wednesday.

The 31-year-old man, identified as Federico Martinez, was charged with killing Greysi Cordon, 18, on Nov. 24, 2012, at her apartment in Oakland, east of San Francisco, a major tourist city on the U.S. west coast.

Court documents showed that Martinez and Cordon, who had a son together, had maintained a violent relationship. Cordon was threatened by Martinez on numerous occasions including the night before she was killed.

After the couple separated, Martinez was served a restraining order banning him from getting close to Cordon, the court records said.

On the night when Cordon was killed, eyewitnesses heard gun shots being fired and saw Martinez fleeing the scene, which the police said had helped them quickly determine Martinez was a suspect.

A formal warrant for his arrest was issued in November 2016, the report said.

The United States and Guatemala signed an extradition treaty in 1903 to assist each other in extraditing fugitives from justice. Enditem