June 30, 2008

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Man arrested in Oregon in 13-year-old Newburgh killing


NEWBURGH – A 36-year-old man is being held in the Orange County Jail in Goshen following his arrest in Oregon and his return to the county.

Jesus Rosas Fuentes is accused of the September 29, 1995 shooting and killing Elpidio Guerrero, 19, in the Washington Heights area of the City of Newburgh. The incident, which is thought to have been a case of mistaken identity, was believed to be gang related.

City Police Lt. Charles Broe said Fuentes was arrested in Oregon last Wednesday by agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement and flown to Stewart Airport where he was taken into custody by Newburgh officers.

He was charged with first- and second-degree manslaughter.

Guerrero had been indicted on manslaughter charges on February 6, 1996.

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