Noe Torres still in Mexico City jail

CNJ staff

Noe Torres remains in a Mexico City jail awaiting an extradition hearing to face murder charges in Clovis, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler.

Chandler on Wednesday declined to disclose the hearing date. He did say it could be another 30 to 60 days before Torres is on his way back to U.S. soil and facing trial in Clovis.

Torres was the target of six-year international manhunt that ended with his arrest Jan. 25 near a religious compound in Chihuahua, Mexico.

He is charged with murder in the Sept. 15, 2005, death of 10-year-old Carlos Perez, who was shot in the head as he lay sleeping in a bedroom shared with his brother.

Police say the shooting was retaliation for an argument that took place hours earlier between Clovis High School students Orlando Salas and Carlos’ brother, Ruben Perez. Torres is accused along with three accomplices of firing nine bullets into a Clovis apartment window.

Torres says he is innocent of the charges.