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Suspect in 2001 Galveston slaying caught in Mexico

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Posted: Mar 26, 2014 5:00 AM

Updated: Mar 26, 2014 5:01 AM

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) A suspect in a 2001 slaying in Southeast Texas who was captured in Mexico has been returned to Galveston.

Galveston County jail records show 32-year-old Jose Pablo Lopez was being held Wednesday on a capital murder charge. Lopez also faces a probation violation count related to injury to a child or elderly person.

No attorney was listed for Lopez, whose bond was set at $1.2 million.

Galveston police on June 18, 2001, responded to a call about shots fired. Mario Espinosa was found slain at a home.

Investigators secured a capital murder warrant for Lopez, who was arrested in 2012 in Mexico. He fought extradition but was returned Tuesday to Galveston.

Two other men convicted in the slaying received 40-year prison terms. Another suspect remains on the run.

Topics: Galveston-2001 Slaying

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