A Dominican accused of murdering his partner in Barcelona in 1997 was arrested in New York.
The National Police, the FBI and the Immigration and Customs Service (ICE) managed to arrest the individual, who was a fugitive from Spanish justice for almost 20 years, as reported by the EFE agency.
The arrest occurred because the investigation of the case was reactivated due to the proximity of the statutory limitation period, which would be four months. The Ministry of the Interior of the Spanish embassy in Washington and the National Police formed a large part in the management.
After allegedly murdering his romantic partner, who was a Colombian woman with two children in his care, the man took a flight to New York the same day that the crime was committed. Since then, she has used several identity changes with false documentation and has not returned to Spain.
According to EFE, before the crime, the woman wanted to end the relationship with the arrested man, which led him to refuse to leave him and take an abusive attitude, verbally and physically, in addition to constantly threatening her with a firearm.
The individual appeared at the woman's residence on October 5, 1997 under the pretext of retrieving some documents and through violence and intimidation managed to convince her to get into his car. The woman's body was found eight months later in a place in Villadecans.
The arrested is in a detention center awaiting his extradition to Spain.