Marshals arrest man in 10-year-old Texas slaying
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Federal marshals have arrested a man in
Louisiana accused of beating a woman to death with a piece of wood
10 years ago in Austin, Texas.
The U.S. Marshals Service says Juan Reza Ortiz was tracked
Wednesday from a home in St. Gabriel to a job in Baton Rouge, then
stopped and arrested.
Marshals spokeman Brian Lucio says Ortiz was wanted in
connection with the killing of a woman in August 2000.
Lucio says, Austin police alleged Ortiz beat the woman with a 2-by-6 piece of
wood during a fight an an apartment complex.
According to The Advocate of Baton Rouge, Ortiz is jailed in
Baton Rouge pending extradition to Texas.