- 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.



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

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