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.

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Estrada-Puentes is scheduled to make his first court appearance Tuesday before Justice of the Peace Mason Simons.

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