Gaines County murder suspect extradited to Texas - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Gaines County murder suspect extradited to Texas

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Juan Manuel Villegas (Source: Gaines County Sheriff's Office) Juan Manuel Villegas (Source: Gaines County Sheriff's Office)
Carlos Najera (Source: Gaines County Sheriff's Office) Carlos Najera (Source: Gaines County Sheriff's Office)

A capital murder suspect out of Gaines County charged with killing his estranged wife has been extradited back to Texas.

Juan Manuel Villegas and Carlos Najera are both being charged with capital murder.

Investigators say the men abducted Villegas' wife, Anna Villegas, from her home west of Seminole last November.

Authorities believe she was killed in Gaines County. Her body was found about a week later near Carlsbad, N.M.

The men were arrested in December in Hobbs.

Najera has been in custody of the Gaines County Sheriff's Office since mid-December. Villegas was picked up this week and is currently being held in Garza County.

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