Officials Urge Mexico to Extradite Man in Killings

Saying Mexico should not become a haven for U.S. citizens who commit serious crimes in this country, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to formally call upon Mexican and American authorities to extradite suspected killed David Alex “Spooky” Alvarez.

Acting on a motion by Supervisor Gloria Molina, the board voted to urge the Mexican Consul General--and elected U.S. officials from President Clinton on down--to demand that extradition be immediate and “without restrictions” so Alvarez can face murder charges that could lead to the death penalty.

Alvarez has been charged in the September 1996 slayings of two sisters, their uncle and a gardener in Baldwin Park, and in the stabbings of three others who were seriously wounded. He was arrested in Mexico, but the Mexican government has said it does not intend to extradite him if he is subject to the death penalty under California law.