Harris County Nabs Fugitives in Mexico

A double-homicide suspect is on his way back to Harris County after he fled to Mexico. The extradition from Mexico to Houston is the fifth in as many weeks. Laurie Johnson has more.

Librado Jimenez is charged with killing a father and son last year. He allegedly chased them in his truck after an argument and shot them both as they attempted to get away.

Jimenez fled to Mexico, where he was captured this week.

It's the fifth arrest made between the Mexican government and Harris County officials in recent weeks. Russell Turbeville with the Harris County District Attorney's Office calls it unprecedented.

"I think the Harris County District Attorney's Office is making a very concerted effort to pursue these people and that includes having better and closer relationships with the Mexican government. I also know the representatives from the Mexican government have contacted the district attorney's office in recent months and offered more cooperation."

Turbeville says the two governments realize people who commit crimes here often run to Mexico and the same is true of those across the border who escape to Texas.

Laurie Johnson. KUHF-Houston Public Radio News.
 

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Laurie Johnson

Local Host, All Things Considered

Laurie Johnson is the Houston host for All Things Considered at KUHF NPR for Houston. Before taking the anchor chair, she worked as a general assignments reporter at KUHF, starting there as an intern in 2002...