Man sought in Idaho murders captured in Mexico

Man sought in Idaho murders captured in Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) - One of the FBI's most-sought fugitives who's
wanted for the 2002 killings of his girlfriend and her two young sons in Idaho has been captured in Mexico.

Authorities in Mexico said Thursday that Jorge Alberto Lopez Orozco is being held on a U.S. extradition request.

The 33-year-old Lopez Orozco is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Rebecca Ramirez and her sons, aged 2 and 4. Their burned bodies were discovered in an abandoned vehicle in a rural area of Elmore County on Aug. 11, 2002. Each had been shot.

There was no immediate information on whether U.S. prosecutors had agreed not to seek the death penalty against Lopez Orozco; Mexico refuses to extradite suspects who might face execution.

Lopez Orozco's sister-in-law Maria Garcia was arrested in 2006 on charges of accessory to murder, while his brother remains at large and is being sought by the FBI.

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