On December 11, 2009 in Chula Vista, CA., Jesus Arteaga Garcia is alleged to have murdered his wife, Maribel, in a knife attack. Maribel was a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (C.B.P.) Officer, and mother of Arteaga's two children.
Jesus Arteaga-Garcia fled the United States to Mexico and was later featured on America's Most Wanted. The U.S. Marshal's Office (U.S.M.S.) and San Diego District Attorney's Office (S.D.D.A.) have worked in cooperation with Mexican authorities to find and arrest Arteaga-Garcia.
Arteaga-Garcia was arrested near Tijuana, Mexico by Mexican authorities and will undergo extradition proceedings to face trial in the United States.
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