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Man on FBI's Most Wanted list captured in Mexico

Jose Manuel Garcia Guevara, 26. CBS affiliate KLFY

NEW ORLEANS - A man on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list in connection with a 2008 rape and homicide has been captured and brought to Louisiana, where the crime took place.

The FBI reports on its website that Jose Manuel Garcia Guevara, 26, surrendered to authorities in Mexico and was returned to Lake Charles, La., Wednesday morning.

Guevara is accused of breaking into 26-year-old Wanda Barton's home in Lake Charles on Feb. 19, 2008, raping her and then stabbing her to death in the presence of her then-4-year-old stepson. CBS affiliate KLFY reports the suspect and the victim lived in the same mobile home park.

Guevara was placed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list in June 2013. His was the 499th name to be added to the list, which was started in 1950.

State authorities in 2008 charged Guevara with second-degree murder, aggravated rape, and aggravated burglary.

"This has been six long years for Mrs. Barton's family and I am so pleased Guevara will now face prosecution for the senseless murder of their loved one," said Sheriff Tony Mancuso, according to the station.

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