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Man accused of killing his estranged wife in Florida fled to Cuba. But, officials say they caught him.

man accused of killing his estranged wife returned to us from cuba
Source: Hendry County Sheriff’s Office, Mega

Jan. 19 2022, Published 5:03 p.m. ET

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A Florida man has been accused of killing his estranged wife in Florida and then fleeing to Cuba. Now, he's been arrested and brought back to the U.S. to face charges, authorities said.

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On Apr. 24, officials said Henderson County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the home of 57-year-old Aleyda Garcia after her son called the sheriff’s office asking for someone to check on his mother, as he hadn't been able to get in touch with her.

Deputies arrived at the house and when she did not answer the door, they entered the home and found Garcia dead, according to authorities.

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During the investigation, police said they found out that Garcia and 57-year-old Rafael Montejo-Luna, her estranged husband, were in the middle of a divorce. Police have responded to multiple calls at the former couple’s home due to arguments between them, WINK News reported.

According to the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office, they had made several attempts to contact Montejo-Luna after the death of Garcia, but were not able to get in touch with him.

Because of that, an arrest warrant was issued on Nov. 3, WINK News stated.

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On Dec. 16, U.S. Customs took Montejo-Luna into custody in Cuba, officials said. He was returned to the United States and arrested by the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 10.

He is currently being held at the Hendry County Jail on a $500,000 bond in connection to the killing of Garcia, WINK News reported.

man accused of killing his estranged wife returned to us from cuba
Source: Hendry County Sheriff’s Office, Mega
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