Honduran Arrested in Ten Year Old Assault and Murder

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SARITA, Texas (AP) - A man wanted in a decade-old assault and slaying in North Carolina is in custody in South Texas after being unable to show proof of his legal status.

Thirty-four-year-old Honduran Yong Orellana Bonilla is jailed in Kleberg County.

Officials in Dunn, North Carolina, where the slaying occurred, say Bonilla is expected to have an extradition hearing sometime next week.

Border agents arrested Bonilla on Monday after he was spotted along railroad tracks near Sarita and unable to prove he was legally in the U.S.

A review found he was wanted on murder, kidnapping and sexual offense charges in North Carolina.

Bonilla and Salramon Gonzalez were accused of torturing and sexually assaulting Tomas Cabrera and another person in Dunn on February 5th of 1997.

Cabrera died from his injuries. The other person escaped.

Bonilla and Gonzalez fled, but Gonzalez was captured in Florida in 2001. He was convicted of murder and assault in 2002.

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