Murder Suspect Arrested in Mexico After 13 Years–Extradited to Texas

Murder Suspect Arrested in Mexico After 13 Years–Extradited to Texas

39-year-old Jose Pablo Lopez was extradited to Texas following his 2012 arrest in Mexico, according to wire reports. Lopez faces a capital murder charge that stems from a 2001 incident in Galveston, Texas. 

Lopez reportedly fought extradition but was ultimately brought to the U.S. on March 25, according to the Associated Press

Galveston County Jail records show that Lopez is currently being held for capital murder charge. He is also being held for one probation violation count relating to the injury of a child or elderly person, according to the AP. His total bond is set at $1.2 million. 

The AP reported that Lopez is a suspect in the murder of Mario Espinosa. Police found Espinosa lying motionless in his doorway after he was shot on June 18, 2001. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Four individuals, including Lopez, are thought to be responsible for the death. Two men have already been convicted in relation to the case and another is missing, according to the wire report. 

Breitbart Texas’ calls to the Galveston County Jail were not immediately returned.

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