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Roman Munoz Mendoza's driver's license photo (credit: Colorado Department of Transportation)

Roman Munoz Mendoza’s driver’s license photo (credit: Colorado Department of Transportation)

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BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) – Adams’ County District Attorney Don Quick says he plans to pursue prosecution in Mexico for a man being sought in the murder of his wife.

Police say Claudia Ceballos was stabbed 50 times by Roman Munoz in 2009. Police say Munoz has been charged with first-degree murder in the case, but has yet to be arrested because he fled to Mexico.

Quick told a Denver TV station that Mexico is reluctant to extradite its citizens to the U.S. because of concerns over the death penalty and life in prison.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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