Suspect in SJ Couple Homicide Captured in Mexico

A suspect wanted since last July in connection with a double murder in San Jose was arrested in Mexico Tuesday, San Jose police said today.

Pedro Castellon Medina, 31, of San Jose was arrested in Guadalajara, Mexico by Mexican federal police with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service and is in the process of being extradited to San Jose, San Jose police said.

Medina is believed to be responsible for the July 23, 2012, double murder of Pedro and Marybel Jimenez, ages 28 and 27, who were found shot to death in their home in the 300 block of North Seventh Street at 4:21 a.m. that day.

The couple's three children, who were ages 3, 5 and 8 at the time of the shooting, were home at the time and helped outside the house by a neighbor.

Police suspect that the incident was domestic violence-related and quickly identified Medina as a suspect.

He was believed to have fled to Southern California and possibly Mexico.

The neighbor who rescued the three children said that the couple had recently reconciled after a separation.

She said she had seen a man in a black hooded sweatshirt flee the residence and speculated the man may have been Marybel Jimenez's ex-boyfriend.

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