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Alleged Killer Extradited to Michoacán, Mexico

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of California

FRESNO, Calif. — On Tuesday, December 15, 2015, Jesús Flores Buenrostro, 36, of California, was ordered to be extradited to Mexico where he is wanted to stand trial for the alleged 2007 killing of a man in Sahuayo de Morales, Michoacán, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

According to the extradition request submitted by Mexico, Jesús Flores Buenrostro is charged with homicide after allegedly shooting a man on April 30, 2007. According to witness statements, Jesús Flores Buenrostro and some companions went to a square in the town where a fight had broken out earlier in the evening. When they arrived at the square, Jesús Flores Buenrostro and his companions encountered a group of men. Jesús Flores Buenrostro loaded a firearm and fired two shots at the group of men. The victim was struck twice by the shots and died of his wounds. Jesús Flores Buenrostro, an American citizen, fled to the United States.

The United States Marshals Service arrested Jesús Flores Buenrostro in Kern County in July 2015. On December 15, 2015, following federal court proceedings in Fresno, the court certified his extraditability to Mexico.

“Just as we ask Mexico’s cooperation in extraditing those who violate our laws, that country seeks ours in extraditing those who violate their laws,” said United States Attorney Wagner. “We have a mutual interest in ensuring that neither country is a safe haven for those fleeing justice in the other.”

This case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel Griffin of the Eastern District of California, the Office of International Affairs in the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, and the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated December 22, 2015

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 1:15-mj-089-SKO