After 23 Years Man Is Back In Texas To Face Murder Charges
HOUSTON (AP) — Investigators say a drifter charged with capital murder in the 1993 slaying of a retired Texas teacher has been extradited from Mexico.
Alfredo Ramirez-Rosas was being held without bond Thursday a day after being returned to Houston. Prosecutors waived seeking the death penalty so that Mexico, which does not have capital punishment, would allow extradition.
Authorities say 82-year-old Mildred Stallones of Tomball was attacked in her home by an intruder. She was beaten, strangled and sexually assaulted.
A warrant was issued for Ramirez-Rosas, described by police as a drifter and day laborer, after clothing found in his nearby home had the victim's blood on it.
Investigators believe he fled to Mexico hours after the killing. Ramirez-Rosas was arrested in 2013.
Online records don't list an attorney to speak for him.