Fugitive in 2009 San Pablo murder arrested in Mexico

SAN PABLO — A Bay Space native has been arrested on an impressive homicide warrant, practically 14 years after he allegedly shot and killed a person throughout an argument over a card recreation in a San Pablo storage.

Mario Salinas Jimenez, 39, was arrested in Mexico and extradited to the USA to face expenses that he murdered Manuel Velasquez, 30, of Richmond, on Sept. 20, 2009. Jimenez pleaded not responsible at his July 12 arraignment and is being held in county jail, information present.

Authorities say that Jimenez and Velasquez obtained into an argument over the cardboard recreation, in addition to cash Velasquez allegedly owed Jimenez, simply earlier than Jimenez allegedly shot and killed Velasquez. The capturing occurred in a storage on California Avenue, police mentioned.

Regardless of the arrest, Jimenez stays listed as an “armed and harmful” fugitive on the town of San Pablo’s web site, which theorized — apparently precisely — that he’d fled to Mexico.

Jimenez is subsequent due in court docket Sept. 1 for a preliminary listening to in entrance of Decide Terri Mockler, who will evaluation the prosecution’s proof and decide if there’s sufficient to let the fees stick.

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