NM fugitive extradited back from Mexico

January 26, 2014 • State News

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A convicted child killer who escaped from a New Mexico prison and was captured in Mexico more than a year ago has been extradited back to the state.

The U.S. Marshals [auth] Service announced that Edward Salas was taken back Saturday to Curry County to serve his sentence for the murder of a 10-year-old Clovis boy.

Salas, who was on the agency’s most wanted list, was arrested by Mexican authorities in October 2012.

Salas escaped from curry County Detention Center in Clovis in August 2008 with seven other inmates.

He was serving a life sentence and 56 years for his role in the 2005 killing of Carlos Perez, who was shot in the head while sleeping.

Prosecutors say Salas became an assassin for the Zetas cartel in Mexico.

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