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Denny’s shooting suspect caught in El Salvador

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El Salvadoran news organizations are reporting that Francisco Melgar-Cabrera, 30, was arrested on an extradition warrant Saturday for his role in the 2009 shooting death of Stephanie Anderson, a cook at a Westside Denny’s restaurant.

Melgar-Cabrera and two accomplices were charged with the 34-year-old Anderson’s killing in federal court and the U.S. Department of Justice has sought his arrest and extradition for several years.

Two other El Salvadoran nationals, Marvin Aguilar-Lopez and Pablo De Leon Ortiz were arrested in Albuquerque in the days following the June 20, 2009 daylight robbery attempt. They have pleaded guilty to robbery and murder charges.

Department of Justice officials declined comment on the arrest reports.

You can read more about this story in Tuesday’s Albuquerque Journal.

 

 

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