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Broken Beer Bottle Fugitive Found in Texas

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

SOMERVILLE, N.J. - Authorities say a man accused of attacking his roommate in New Jersey with a broken beer bottle has been arrested in Texas after nearly four years on the lam.

Kenedy County Sheriff's Officers apprehended Nicolas Espinoza-Ortiz at a checkpoint.

The 44-year-old has been wanted since his roommate, Artemio Medina, was stabbed with a beer bottle in their Montgomery Township, N.J., home in September 2008.

Authorities say Espinoza-Ortiz fled to Mexico.

He waived extradition and is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and other charges.

It's not known whether he has a lawyer.

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