Federal authorities in California have arrested a man accused of killing eight government officials in a Mexican city 13 years ago, and he has been handed over to Mexican authorities.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Frank Newsom said Wednesday that Genaro Olaguez was arrested at a relative's home Tuesday in Sacramento and booked into the county jail.
He says the Mexican government asked U.S. authorities to detain Olaguez, who had fled to the U.S. after what officials describe as a massacre. Newsom says Olaguez, who is 53, is suspected of killing a commissioner and seven other city officials in Sinaloa, Mexico, on May 2, 2000.
Jail records list the suspect's last name as Olaguez-Rendon. Newsom and Sacramento County sheriff's Sgt. Lisa Bowman say Olaguez was sent to Mexico on Wednesday.