Posted: Nov 1, 2013 11:43 AM
Updated: Nov 1, 2013 12:25 PM
WESLACO - A man was charged Friday with capital murder for a killing back in 2008.
Weslaco police worked to find 27-year-old Francisco Javier Gonzalez. The prime murder suspect was in Mexico for the last five years.
Weslaco police credit help from the Mexican federal officers for bringing Gonzalez back to the U.S.
Gonzalez was just assigned a $2 million bond. He's accused of stabbing Eduardo Cruz more than 70 times with a pair of scissors.
Weslaco police discovered the body of Cruz in his bed. The 59-year old was a retired drama teacher.
He recently worked at Med-High. Police say the suspect, Francisco Gonzalez knew Cruz. He did yard work for the man who lived alone. Some other things, such as, a TV and
Cruz's car were stolen.
Weslaco police say they got help from the FBI and the U.S. Justice Department to extradite Gonzalez.
Mexico would only release him if prosecutors agreed not to pursue the death penalty.
If convicted, Francisco Gonzalez could spend the rest of his life in prison.
Police told the victim's family about the latest turn of events.