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(Neb)-Scottsbluff Murder Suspect Waives Extradition

By: John Axtell Posted at: 01/06/2017 06:14 PM
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) - The Scottsbluff man accused of fatally stabbing a woman in his apartment has waived extradition from the Chicago area back to Scottsbluff.  64-year old Lucio Munoz signed the agreement during a video arraignment in Bradley, about 60 miles south of Chicago.

       Munoz was arrested Wednesday in Bradley on Nebraska warrants for 1st-degree murder and felony use of a deadly weapon in the New Year's Eve death of 48-year old Melissa May. Authorities have not released word on when he's expected back in Nebraska.

         Scottsbluff Police Chief Kevin Spencer says an autopsy shows May, who lived in the same apartment complex as Munoz, was was stabbed multiple times between midnight and 3 a-m New Year's Eve.

      Her body remained undiscovered in Munoz's apartment until Tuesday when police received a call for a welfare check. Spencer says the investigation led to Munoz and Illinois, where he has family.

       Bradley Police Chief Michael Johnston told KNEB radio that Munoz was found at a relative's home and was arrested without resistance.

     Chief Spencer says says there was great cooperation between Nebraska and Illinois law enforcement agencies to arrest Munoz and work on bringing him back to face the charges.


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