Roswell man accused of killing his family pleads not guilty

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

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – The man who fled to Mexico last summer after allegedly killing his wife and four daughters has pleaded not guilty.

Juan Villegas, 34, is accused of shooting Cynthia Villegas and their daughters, ages 3 to 14, in their Roswell home last summer.

It took months to get the extradition request granted. In court Thursday, Villegas was denied bail and will remain in jail at least until his next court hearing.

A motive for the murders has not been revealed. 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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