Published: 2:14 pm, Thu. Mar. 30th, 2017Updated: 2:14 pm
A man accused of killing his family in Roswell last summer has been extradited and is in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.
New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas made the announcement Wednesday.
Juan David Villegas-Hernandez was taken into custody by Sonora state police in June after investigators in Roswell said the 34-year-old shot and killed his wife, Cynthia Villegas, and their four daughters.
The bodies were discovered by relatives who stopped by the family’s home after not hearing from them for several days.
Court documents say Cynthia Villegas had just asked her husband for a divorce. A criminal complaint provided some details about an unhappy and unemployed husband worried about infidelity and a wife fearful of a man who had become controlling and threatening.
It’s not immediately known whether Villegas-Hernandez has a lawyer.