Roswell man accused of killing his family extradited from Mexico

A man suspected of killing his wife and four daughters in Roswell has been taken into custody in Mexico.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The man who fled to Mexico last summer after allegedly killing his wife and four daughters has been brought back to New Mexico to face justice.

Juan David Villegas-Hernandez, 34, is accused of shooting Cynthia Villegas and their daughters, ages 3 to 14, in their Roswell home last summer. Villegas was later found in Mexico.

New Mexico’s attorney general worked on getting Villegas extradited back to New Mexico, and a judge eventually granted the request.

U.S. Marshals handed Villegas over to the Chaves County Sheriff to stand trial on five counts of first degree murder. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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