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Suspected fugitive in murder arrested

February 16, 2006

For the second time in one week, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Oregon has arrested a Mexican citizen wanted for murder in Mexico.

Jose Moises Leon-Andrade, 45, was arrested at his job Tuesday in Tualatin and charged with the killing of his girlfriend in Michoacan, Mexico, in 2004. Leon-Andrade had been living in the Woodburn area, federal investigators said.

Leon-Andrade is being held in the Multnomah County Detention Center and is scheduled to appear in federal court next week for an extradition hearing.

Jose Serratos-Ponce of Woodburn, who is suspected in a 1998 killing in Mexico, was arrested Feb. 7.

-- Matt Monaghan