Homicide suspect extradited back to Pinal County

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PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. -- A homicide suspect is back in Arizona after being apprehended by authorities in Colorado earlier this month.

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said Cory Allen, 28, was extradited to Pinal County on Thursday and booked into the Pinal County Adult Detention Center.

Allen is facing first-degree murder and kidnapping charges for allegedly shooting Linda Perelli-Brown in a San Tan Valley home.

Authorities began looking for Allen last November after receiving a call from a woman who said an acquaintance was threatening her mother inside the family home.

Pinal County deputies arrived to find that Perelli-Brown had been shot multiple times.

Investigators determined that Allen was the suspect in the case and issued a warrant for his arrest.

The U.S. Marshals Service was able to locate Allen on March 8 in Leadville, Colo. and took him into custody.

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said he’s pleased that Allen will now be held responsible for his actions.

“Thanks to the hard work of our homicide unit and the persistence of the U.S. Marshals Service, this killer is now in custody and will hopefully face the death penalty for this senseless crime,” said Babeu.