Sen. Brown To Ecuador: Return Murder Suspect
BOSTON (AP) — Sen. Scott Brown is joining Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz in calling on Ecuador to return a man to the U.S. to face double murder charges.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports
Luis Guaman is accused of bludgeoning to death his housemate, 25-year-old Maria Avelina Palaguachi-Cela of Brockton and her 2-year-old son Brian in February 2011, then dumping their bodies in a trash container.
Brown sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asking for help. Brown said the U.S. should reconsider foreign aid to Ecuador.
Brown said he’s already worked all other diplomatic channels available to him.
Authorities say Guaman fled to his native Ecuador where he only faces charges of using a false passport.
The United States has an extradition treaty with Ecuador, but its constitution prohibits the country from sending citizens abroad for prosecution.
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