Man extradited from El Salvador to face NM charges

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Authorities in New Mexico say a 30-year-old Salvadoran man has been extradited to the United States to face murder and other charges in two 2009 armed robberies in Albuquerque.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for New Mexico says 30-year-old Francisco Melgar-Cabrera was among several men indicted in the June 2009 restaurant robberies, including one in which a cook, Stephanie Anderson, was killed.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Melgar-Cabrera in September 2013 on an arrest warrant for is extradition.

Prosecutors said three other men are serving prison sentences after pleading guilty in the cass.

The lawyer appointed to represent Melgar-Cabrera, B.J. Crow, said his client appeared in court Thursday and pleaded not guilty.

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