Fugitive arrested in connection with San Diego City College murder

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A fugitive wanted since October 2010 for the murder of his estranged wife on the campus of San Diego City College was arrested Sunday in Tijuana.

Tijuana Metropolitan Police arrested Armando Perez about 3:30 a.m. on Avenida Revolucion in downtown Tijuana. No additional details were released regarding the arrest, said San Diego police Lt. Kevin Rooney.

Diana Gonzalez, 19, was attending a class at San Diego City College on Oct. 12, 2010 when Perez allegedly accosted her and then killed her inside a men's restroom. Perez fled to Mexico after the murder and was believed to have lived in there since the attack, Rooney said.

San Diego police homicide detectives obtained an arrest warrant charging Perez with murder. Additionally, the Mexican government issued a provisional arrest warrant permitting Perez' detention in Mexico for the purpose of extraditing him back to the United States, he said.

Rooney said Perez will be transported to Mexico City, where he will afforded an extradition hearing prior to his return to the United States.

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