ELKO — In a case delayed by extradition, law enforcement confirmed that Eduardo Estrada-Puentes was transferred to the Elko County Jail Thursday afternoon.
He is charged with open murder. This can include first degree murder and all lesser offenses.
Estrada-Puentes, 34, is accused of strangling his estranged wife, Stephanie Gonzalez, on June 25, 2011. Soon after Estrada-Puentes fled to Mexico.
With the help of the FBI and Mexican federal authorities, he was located and arrested in the State of Jalisco. Estrada-Puentes spent the past year in custody in Mexico City, where he underwent extradition hearings.
Estrada-Puentes is scheduled to make his first court appearance Tuesday before Justice of the Peace Mason Simons.