ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Authorities say a man wanted in a homicide case in California has been arrested in New Mexico.
Albuquerque police say an officer was sent to a bus terminal last Thursday concerning a man who wanted to turn himself in for a California murder two days earlier.
They say 50-year-old Pedro Telles-Hechavar also told police that he wasn’t taking his medication.
The police officer was able to locate a misdemeanor warrant out of Bernalillo County, but found nothing that tied Telles-Hechavar to any homicides there.
The officer then located news reports of a murder in California that matched the information that Telles-Hechavar had given him.
Los Angeles police later confirmed that Telles-Hechavar was suspected in a fatal stabbing and Albuquerque police booked him into jail. It’s unclear when he’ll be extradited.
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