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Deputy U.S. Marshal Marta Fonda (far left) is pictured with Investigator Daniel Orr (middle) and Capt. Jim Bleything (right) as murder suspect Raymundo Espino (in shackles) is tranferred to Gainesville Police custody. Espino was extradicted from Mexico for the June 2006 shooting death of Jesus “Chuy” Camacho. The photo was taken and released by an investigator with the Cooke County District Attorney’s office.

A murder suspect who fled to Mexico in the summer of 2006 is in the Cooke County Jail today.

Gainesville Police Chief Steven Fleming confirmed that Raymundo Delgado Espino, 27, in the custody in Cooke County two and half years after he was accused of the shooting death of Jesus Alejandro “Chuy” Camacho.

His bond was set at $500,000.

Espino arrived at DFW Airport Friday in the custody of the United States Marshal Service who turned him over to Gainesville Police investigators.

Espino was named a suspect in Camacho’s murder after months of investigation. He was indicted in April 2007.

Shortly after the shooting, police admitted they believed their suspect left the country.

The case frustrated Camacho’s family and investigators until last August when Espino apparently walked into a police station in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico and turned himself in.

He was remanded to the custody of the Federal Investigative Agency who were set to transport him to Mexico City pursuant to a provisional arrest warrant issued in February of 2008.

The U.S. Marshal’s Service Wanted Task Force in Tucson, Arizona learned Espino’s location and coordinated efforts to apprehend him with the Sonora Mexico State Investigative Police and the Federal Investigative Agency. He was transported to Mexico City for extradition proceedings, according to Fleming.

Camacho was shot by the occupant of a small car as the two vehicles approached one another on a Gainesville street. Camacho was struck in the head and his truck veered off the street crashing into Pecan Creek where he was pronounced dead at the scene.

He is expected to be charged with murder and non-negligent homicide.

In a statement issued this morning, Cooke County District Attorney Janice Warder praised several agencies including the United States Department of Justice, the Office of International Affairs, the United States Marshall Service, the Mexican government, Gainesville Police and former district attorney Cindy Stormer for their “cooperation and assistance” to bring about Espino’s extradition.

According to a GPD arrest report, Espino’s last known local address was a home in the 1000 block of North Commerce Street.

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