1998 Murder Suspect to Face Charges

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Authorities announcing the arrest and extradition of a suspect wanted for a 1998 murder at South Texas College.

McAllen Police say 39-year-old Roberto Ojeda-Hernandez fled to Reynosa, Mexico after killing security guard Carlos Hernandez and shooting three others. Police adding that Ojeda-Hernandez may have had previous connections with the college.

The FBI arrested Ojeda-Hernandez in Mexico and was extradited to the McAllen Police Department last night. He now faces Capital Murder charges in Hidalgo County.

McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez says, “The significance of the arrest is that it allows us to move the case and investigation forward. The investigation by no means was complete back in 1998. This arrest now gives us the ability to move this investigation, gives us the ability to look now for all other participants that may have been involved in this investigation.

Roberto Ojeda-Hernandez was arraigned in the McAllen Municipal Court on the charge of Capital Murder. His bond was set at $2 million.

Since the incident the STC Police chief says the school now has 23 sworn officers and 56 security guards.

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