Man arrested Wis. for murder of Mexican police officer deported
The Associated Press
WATERTOWN, Wisconsin- A wanted by Mexican authorities for the murder of a police officer there was deported Tuesday, federal immigration officials said.
Cepeda-Vargas admitted to entering the United States illegally and buying a fake birth certificate and Social Security card in Colorado, Montenegro said.
She said Mexican authorities first contacted the Chicago FBI office with information that Cepeda-Vargas was possibly residing in the Chicago area, she said.
The Madison, Wisconsin, FBI office, acting on a tip, later tracked him to the Watertown area, Montenegro said.
An arrest warrant issued in 2002 accuses Cepeda-Vargas of murdering police officer Magdaleno Avitia-Barraza in the Mexican state of Durango, the ICE spokeswoman said.
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