A federal magistrate in Arizona has ordered a man to be extradited to Mexico to face trial in a 2007 murder case.
Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that Luis Breton-Vidal will remain in custody without bond pending his extradition.
He was arrested in March by U.S. Marshals in Sahuarita, Ariz.
Authorities say Breton-Vidal was wanted for aggravated homicide in Baja California, Mexico.
Witnesses told Mexican authorities that Breton-Vidal argued with the victim on March 11, 2007, and then allegedly stabbed the victim with a kitchen knife. He then fled and had been on the run for three years until he was captured in southern Arizona.
The United States and Mexico have a frequently utilized extradition treaty, due to the proximity of their borders and the need of reciprocity in criminal matters.
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