Wednesday, April 17, 2013

San Jose Double Homicide Suspect Caught in Mexico

San Jose, CA – U.S. Marshal Don O’Keefe is proud to announce the arrest of Pedro Medina-Castillon, who is wanted to stand trial in the Superior Court of California, Santa Clara County, for two counts of homicide. The 31-year-old suspect was arrested Tuesday in Guadalajara, Mexico, for purposes of extradition to the United States by the Policia Federal Ministerial assigned to PGR Interpol Mexico, working with assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service Mexico City Foreign Field Office, the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office and the Department of Justice’s Office of International Affairs.

It is alleged that in July 2012 in San Jose, Medina-Castillon forced entry into the home of Maribel and Pedro Jimenez. While their three children looked on, Medina-Castillon allegedly shot and killed Pedro Jimenez, then went to the master bedroom and shot and killed Maribel Jimenez while she attempted to call 911. Investigators believe Medina-Castillon then fled to Los Angeles and eventually on to Mexico.

Due to a relentless investigation conducted by the San Jose Police Department and U.S. Marshals Service Deputies in San Jose, and with the assistance of the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office and the DOJ Office of International Affairs, Pedro Medina-Castillon was taken into custody on the basis of a Provisional Arrest Warrant, which seeks his extradition to the United States.

Other U.S. Marshals Service entities involved in the U.S. Marshals portion of the investigation include the Investigative Operations Division, International Investigations Branch and the Technical Operations Group.

The U.S. Marshals Service is the primary federal agency charged with conducting fugitive investigations throughout the United States. The U.S. Marshals Service regularly works in concert with other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to seek out and arrest violent fugitives and sex offenders, and has established task forces throughout the nation to facilitate the apprehension of fugitives.

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