- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) - The gunman in a 2006 shooting death of an immigrant worker in Montrose is serving 30 years in Mexico’s federal prison system for the crime.

The Montrose Daily Press reports (https://bit.ly/1Rmu5Fn ) that Montrose police officials have learned that Miguel Godinez was recently sentenced to 30 years in prison for the shooting of 25-year-old Marco Vargas-Salvador in October 2006.

Godinez and two other men were wanted for the conflict with Vargas-Salvador but fled to Mexico.

In 2011, Mexican authorities arrested the three men, who were charged with first-degree murder committed in a foreign country. The two other men are appealing their convictions.

The Colorado Attorney General’s Office worked to prosecute the men under Mexico’s penal code, as is allowed by bilateral treaty.


Information from: The Montrose Daily Press, https://www.montrosepress.com

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