Suspect In San Jose Gang Execution Will Be Extradited From Seattle
Alleged triggerman was arrested by U.S. Marshals
Alleged triggerman in gang slaying is being extradited.
The 19-year old suspected gang member believed to be the triggerman in a "savage" execution of a 16-year old boy will be extradited back to San Jose to face charges.
Five other suspects besides Juan Godinez Tafolla, who was arrested Oct. 18 in Washington state by U.S. Marshals, will face murder charges in the June 19 slaying of Manuel Urzua, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
The other suspected killers range in age from 15 to 25. They are: Usiel Teram Garcia, 15, Samuel Villano Zamora, 17, Jorgue Luis Ibarez, 22, and Olsen Garcia Sanchez, 25, all of San Jose, the newspaper reported. They face charges including being an accessory to the murder as well as gang enhancements.
Tafolla is slated to arrive at Santa Clara County jail within the next week, according to the newspaper. All of his co-defendants were arrested between Oct. 8 and 18, the newspaper reported.
Urzua died after somehow getting into a confrontation with the gang members, according to police. Following a beating, Tafolla shot him in the head, police say.
There's been nine gang slayings in San Jose in 2013, according to police.
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