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Texas fugitive murder suspect on the lam for 12 years apprehended in Cancun, Mexico

February 28, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
Texas fugitive murder suspect on the lam for 12 years apprehended in Cancun, Mexico

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A fugitive murder suspect wanted for a 2006 homicide in San Antonio was captured Tuesday in Cancun, Mexico after spending 12-years on the lam.

U.S. prosecutors said 37-year-old Freddie Alaniz, was extradited from Mexico to the U.S. on Wednesday.

Alaniz is currently being held in a detention facility in Houston, where is awaiting extradition to San Antonio, to stand trial for charges including murder, sexual assault of a child and drug possession.

According to the San Antonio Express, Alaniz was charged with aggravated assault stemming from the fatal stabbing of a man during an altercation.

After posting bail, Alaniz went on the run for more than a decade and had remained on the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Top-10 Most Wanted list of Fugitives.

The apprehension came after investigators learned Alaniz had fled to Mexico.

U.S. Marshals Service and Mexican authorities managed to track down the fugitive in Cancun, where he was finally arrested.

“Today’s arrest was not only a testament to the diligent work of the law enforcement officers who joined together to capture Alaniz, but more importantly, justice for the victims and their family members who suffered at the hands of this fugitive,” said Melesio Hernandez, the United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas.

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