- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - The Latest on the slaying of Roswell mother and four daughters (all times local):

7 p.m.

The family of a woman and her four daughters who were found shot to death in their Roswell home over the weekend have met with Gov. Susana Martinez.

The governor visited with the family Tuesday during her stop in the eastern New Mexico community. She also planned to attend a vigil being held for the victims as well as those who died in last weekend’s mass shooting in Orlando, Florida.

In the Roswell slayings, Juan David Villegas-Hernandez was taken into custody by Mexican authorities on Sunday - a day after police said the 34-year-old shot and killed his wife and their daughters.

It wasn’t clear if he had a lawyer.

A spokesman for Martinez said the governor was crushed by news of the killings and wants to ensure that the suspect is brought back to New Mexico to face charges.

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1:43 p.m.

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has been in contact with her counterpart in Sonora, Mexico, as authorities work on extraditing a man accused of killing five family members and fleeing across the border.

Juan David Villegas-Hernandez was taken into custody in Sonora on Sunday - a day after police in Roswell, New Mexico, said the 34-year-old shot and killed his wife, Cynthia Villegas, and their four daughters - ages 14, 11, 7 and 3.

A spokesman for Martinez said the governor was crushed by news of the killings and wants to ensure that the suspect is brought back to New Mexico to face the full measure of the law.

New Mexico is working with Sonora Gov. Claudia Pavlovich and federal law enforcement to bring Villegas-Hernandez back as soon as possible.


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