A Mexican murder suspect captured three months ago in Madera was turned over Tuesday to Mexican law enforcement officials at the San Diego area border, according to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office.
Miguel Cruz-Santoyo, 57, was wanted in Mexico on charges of murder, battery and dangerous attack.
According to the Mexican arrest warrant, on March 17, 2000, Cruz-Santoyo walked into an auto body shop in Morelia, Mexico, and opened fire, killing three individuals and wounding two others. Prior to his arrest, Mexican authorities considered Cruz-Santoyo one of the most wanted fugitives in the state of Michoacán.
Cruz-Santoyo was captured Oct. 23 at a home in Madera after federal Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) agents from Fresno learned about his arrest warrant. He was ordered to be deported by an immigration judge in San Francisco in early January.
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