US Marshals Service: Murder suspect extradited from Mexico

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5/AP) -

Federal authorities say a 41-year-old man sought in an Arizona homicide has been arrested in Mexico and extradited to the United States.

The U.S. Marshals Service says Luis Dagoberto Sanchez-Velasquez was sought on a warrant charging him with homicide and burglary in the stabbing death of his nephew during a 2008 break-in in Phoenix.

He allegedly broke into his nephew's home, hit him with a baseball bat and then stabbed him several times.

The agency says Sanchez-Velasquez was extradited Thursday after being arrested in May 2015 in Oaxaca, Oaxaca.

"The arrest of Sanchez-Velasquez, wanted for a brutal murder in Phoenix, is a testament to local, federal, and international agencies working together and sharing information in order that the accused, and victims receive justice," U.S. Marshal David Gonzales said.

In January 2009, the Phoenix Police Department requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service led Arizona WANTED Violent Offender Task Force in locating and apprehending Sanchez-Velasquez.

Authorities learned he may have fled to Mexico. Task Force members requested help from the Mexican law enforcement authorities in locating Sanchez-Velasquez. 

He was eventually located and arrested in Oaxaca by law enforcement in Mexico. 

"This is yet another example of the relentless efforts of law enforcement agencies to ensure crime victims receive justice and criminals are held accountable for their actions, said Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams.

Copyright 2017 KPHO/KTVK (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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