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* Mexican Fugitive Captured in San Jose, Deported to Mexico

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A suspect in a 2005 murder in Mexico who was captured in San Jose in October was turned over to Mexican authorities this week, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.

Alejandro Ornelas-Cortes, 37, is suspected of shooting and killing another man after an argument at a wedding reception in the Mexican state of  Guanajuato on June 18, 2005, said Timothy Aitken, field office director for ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations. A warrant was issued in August 2005.

He was arrested Oct. 27 on administrative immigration violations outside his home in San Jose after Mexican authorities passed along a tip that he might be living in the area. An immigration judge ordered his deportation on Dec. 12, and he was returned to Mexican law enforcement in San Ysidro on Wednesday.

ICE has removed approximately 260 foreign nationals who were sought in their home countries for serious crimes since Oct. 1, 2009, Aitken said.

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