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Arrest Made In 1989 Colorado Murder Case

DENVER (CBS4) – A man wanted in a 1989 murder in Mesa County is now in custody.

Police arrested 67-year-old Rafael Garcia in Denver. They say he shot and killed Charles Porter in Palisade.

Rafael Garcia (credit: Mesa County DA)

Rafael Garcia (credit: Mesa County DA)

He was prosecuted under Mexico’s justice system in 2009 with the cooperation of Mesa County but they did not get a conviction.

Mesa County’s district attorney says he believes his office has the right to prosecute Garcia in the United States.

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