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Raleigh Slaying Suspect Awaits Extradition

Posted July 2, 2007 11:15 p.m. EDT
Updated July 3, 2007 3:41 p.m. EDT

— A man charged in connection with a fatal stabbing was awaiting extradition to Raleigh from Pennsylvania, police said.

Miguel Angel Torres-Zendejas, 26, was being held in Burks County Prison, authorities said. Torres-Zendejas was driving a car on Interstate 78 when a state trooper stopped him near Strausstown, Pa., and arrested him, Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.

Torres-Zendejas is charged in the death of Fidencio San Agustin San Juan, 37.

Officers found San Juan stabbed to death off Capital Boulevard late Sunday. They had responded to a reported assault at about 11 p.m. Sunday in the 3200 block of Old Buffaloe Road.

San Juan had been seen walking in the area near Capital Boulevard shortly before he was killed. Investigators said they were reviewing video from nearby surveillance cameras and talking to witnesses.

San Juan had been in Raleigh in the past, was out of town for some time and had just recently come back, police said Monday.

Strausstown is between Harrisburg and Allentown.

Raleigh detectives said they had worked closely with police in several states, but they did not disclose what led them to obtain the warrant for Torres-Zendejas.