Warrant Issued for Triple Homicide Suspect

Warrant Issued for Triple Homicide Suspect

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A federal arrest warrant has been issued for a man accused in a triple homicide at convenience store parking lot.

Authorities believe Luis Alberto Salinas fled to Mexico after allegedly shooting and killing three people May 31 at a 7-Eleven parking lot. A charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution was filed against Salinas in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City this month.

Mexican law does not allow authorities to extradite someone back to the United States if they could face the death penalty.

The federal warrant does not give authorities any extra power to go into Mexico and arrest Salinas. But if he re-enters the United States and is spotted in another state, it gives law enforcers the authority in other jurisdictions to arrest him.

Salinas was charged June 4 in 3rd District Court with three counts of capital homicide and two counts of aggravated kidnapping. He could face the death penalty if convicted.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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